- Published: 13 Nov 2018
It’s natural for homeowners to want to delay the most costly work to their homes. When it comes to your roof – this isn’t a good strategy.
Over time, the damage that’s limited to a few shingles could spread to the rest of the roof, requiring costly repairs. Putting off needed repairs might save you in the short-term, but it will end up costing you a lot more in the long run.
However, not all home improvement decisions are cut and dry. For example, it’s sometimes possible to repair a roof rather than replace it. Which route you take depends on several factors:
Water Damage – If you see signs of moisture inside your home, bulges or discoloration in your ceiling, most likely, water is on the other side – you may have a roof leak…you’ve got to take immediate action.
Storm Damage – Did your roof sustain damage from a recent storm? the damage may be extensive enough to require a total roof replacement.
Age – How old is your roof? If it is near the end of its lifespan, it may be time to consider replacement.
Materials – All roofing materials have a recommended lifespan, and that lifespan may even be shortened depending maintenance to the roof and even what area of the country you live in. For example, a slate roof may last decades longer than asphalt shingles.
Understanding your options
While repairing your roof may seem to be faster than a complete roof replacement, this isn’t always possible. A professional roofing contractor can help you understand your options by performing a thorough assessment to determine if a roof repair will extend your roof’s lifespan without leading to future damage. We’re always happy to inspect the condition of your roof to help you determine how far-reaching the damage is. Perry Roofing Contractors is your PROVEN residential roofing contractor in Gainesville, Florida, since 1976. We can help you discover the right residential roofing solutions for your home and your budget.