Should I Have My Roof Replaced or Just Repaired?
- Thursday, 10 September 2020 13:22
The decision whether to repair or replace your roof depends on the severity of the damage sustained by the structure – here are some things that can make it easier for you to find the right solution:
- The size of the damaged area – as a general rule, if the roof damage covers less than half the roof surface, the repair of the damaged area can be successfully attempted. If repair is the solution you choose, you will need to be prepared that the replaced parts will be of a slightly different color than the rest of the roof – the new material has not yet been exposed to the same amount of sunshine and rain as the parts installed some time ago;
- The affected roof layers – if the damage affects only the topmost layer of your roof, you can solve the issue through repair. However, if the decking or the other supporting components are compromised, the best way to avoid a roof collapse is to get the roof replaced by a skilled Bentonville roofing contractor as soon as possible;
- The age of the roof and the frequency of the problems – if the damage that you are faced with now is just one in the long line of issues and your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, replacement might be a more adequate solution.