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Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Roofs can take a beating over the years, and at some point, you’ll have to ask yourself whether it’s better to repair sections of your roof or replace the entire roof. Before you make this decision yourself, you should contact a professional roofer to help you decide. Here are some factors that will help you determine which is more economical.

Only an Isolated Portion Is Damaged: Repair It

If only a small section of your roof is damaged, it will be more economical to repair it rather than to strip the entire roof off and replace it. Replacing your entire roof is obviously going to cost more than just repairing a small section. However, you won’t need an entire replacement if roofers can isolate the damage and just fix that portion.

Your Roof Is Old: Replace It

If you are constantly making repairs on an old roof, it’s probably a better idea to replace all of it. Not only will constant repairs drain you financially, but the repairs also won’t end. In other words, nothing lasts forever; and if your roof is old, it will slowly start to deteriorate. Rather than putting money into repairs, save your money, and invest in a new roof.

An old roof will tend to have leaks, and some parts of it may sag. There may also be missing shingles or shingles that are curling.

Extensive Physical Damage: Replace It

In Rochester, MN, the severe cold wind and weather can do incredible damage to your roof. If most of your roof has been damaged by a snowstorm, for example, you may be better off investing in a new roof altogether. Sometimes, an uprooted tree may fall right on your roof, damaging most of it. If more than 30% of your roof has been damaged, you should replace it.

When you think about replacing your roof, you’ll want to use materials that can withstand strong winds and extremely cold temperatures. Look for materials that are good for cold climates, such as slate roofing.

Planning on Selling Your Home Soon: Replace It

Over the years, you may have gotten away with doing small repairs here and there. However, if you’ve been thinking about selling your home, a new roof will increase the value of your property. It may be expensive, but you will probably see a return on your investment once you finally sell the property.

If it’s not in your budget to replace your roof, however, you can make temporary fixes until you have saved up enough for an entire roof replacement.

When you need roofing services, contact us at Heyn Brothers Roofing. We can help you with roofing repairs, inspections, and replacement services. We can also help if your roof has been damaged in a storm.

Be sure to contact our office when you are in need of a service estimate!