Roofing problems can be extremely daunting. It is not always easy to tell whether the best option is to repair the particular area of concern or invest in a full roof replacement service. It goes without saying that a roof replacement is far more expensive than a repair, however when a replacement is necessary, it could wind up costing you more to repair the surface every time damages occur.
At NuHome, our contractors want to help you decide on the right option for your home. That’s why we’ve provided a few tips to help you choose between a roof replacement or repair.
Tips for Choosing Between a Roof Replacement or Repair
Assess the damage
Before panicking and scheduling a full roof replacement, we recommend calling a professional to inspect your roof and give you a sense of how serious the damage is. Often, roof leaks occur around areas that rely on proper sealing to prevent water and other elements from passing through. Such areas include skylights and chimneys. These types of leaks are easy to fix with additional sealant. Similarly, if your roofing shingles are starting to fall off in harsh weather conditions, this is another minor repair that does not require a full replacement. However, if the damage is beyond repair, a contractor will be able to tell you immediately.
Consider your budget
In many cases, the right decision is not exactly clear. Often, repairs can temporarily fix a problem such as a leak or an increase in utility bills, however, your contractor may warn you that the problem is likely to happen again. In situations like these, homeowners have the flexibility to consult their budget and make a decision based on whether or not they currently have the funds to afford a high-quality replacement. If not, it may be better to pay for a repair and wait another year or two before a roof replacement service. At NuHome, our contractors are happy to provide you with a free quote to help you make this decision.
Think about real estate value
Are you planning to sell your home soon? If so, a brand new roof is an excellent selling feature that could drastically increase the value of your home. Additionally, fresh asphalt shingles or other roofing materials are guaranteed to make your home more appealing to the eye. This could help spark the interest of passersby.
Contact us today to learn why our roof replacement services are the best in Virginia.