No one wants to deal with a problem on their roof. But, unfortunately, your roof is exposed to the elements 24/7, making occasional damage inevitable. If a problem with your roof arises, you may be considering whether roof repairs or a Denver roof replacement is the ideal solution.
There are several factors that can impact whether repairs or replacement are the right choices for your roofing system. Here, we’ll discuss these factors to help you make the best practical and financial choice.
First off, you should consider the severity of the damage to your roof. Ideally, you’ll schedule a Denver roof inspection to gain professional insight into the damage.
For many types of mild to moderate roof damage, roof repairs will likely suffice. For example, if only a small portion of your roof is damaged, that isolated portion can probably be repaired without the need to re-roof your home. Shingles can be individually replaced, giving you the option to restore the condition of a few damaged shingles and leave the other, undamaged shingles alone.
Similarly, if your roof is moderately damaged, but the damage is only found in one area of your roof, you may be able to get by with a partial re-roofing project. This will cost more than simple roof repairs, but will be much more affordable than a Denver roof replacement.
Severe roof damage that spans the majority of your roof is likely to require a full roof replacement. A roof leak, for example, is an extensive form of roof damage that could compromise your home’s interior. So, if your roof is leaking, a roof replacement may be the most effective way to stem the damage and prevent costly repairs to the structure of your home.
How old is your roof? The answer to this question will, alongside the severity of the roof damage, determine whether repairs or replacement are right for you.
If your roof was installed recently, a full roof replacement is unlikely to be the best choice. This is because the roof should still have plenty of life left in it, once the necessary roof repairs are completed. By replacing the damaged roofing materials, your Denver roofers can extend the life of your roofing system by decades, in some cases.
Of course, the longevity afforded by roof repairs only applies if the damage isn’t severe – there are emergency situations that may require a young roofing system to be replaced. For example, if a tree falls onto your roof, there’s probably going to be major structural damage that will merit complete re-roofing.
On the other hand, if your roof was installed many years ago, it may be nearing the end of its lifespan. In this case, repairing your roof will only delay the inevitability of replacing your roof soon. So, instead of repairing your aging roof to restore its condition, you should consider a Denver roof replacement. This may ultimately be the smartest financial decision, as it will spare you from repair costs spent on a roof that will soon be repaired, anyway.
With all of that said, the amount that you’re able to spend on a roof restoration project is a vital consideration. Not everyone has the budget for a roof replacement, especially if the damage occurred suddenly and unexpectedly. The upfront cost of a roof replacement is high, so homeowners should consider whether or not it will realistically fit within their budgets.
Your Denver roofing experts can, after assessing the damage, recommend the most cost-effective solutions available. With your budget in mind, our expert roofers can provide options that will restore your roof without straining your bank account. If the cost of a roof replacement simply isn’t feasible for your budget at the moment, we can suggest repairs that will give your roof the strength to withstand the elements until you’re ready to schedule a roof replacement.
To schedule a roof inspection, roof repairs, or a Denver roof replacement, contact Spire Roofing today.