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SB Roofing, Inc., Roofing Contractors, Virginia Beach, VA
PO Box 62085
Virginia Beach, VA 23466
(757) 785-9937
(877) 312-7302
PO Box 62085
Virginia Beach, VA 23466
(757) 785-9937
(877) 312-7302
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Should Your Roof be Repaired or Replaced?

- Monday, January 14, 2013

You may have some problems with your roof.  But it is never easy to know if the roof needs to be repaired or replaced.

Of course, roof repairs are less expensive than a new roof, but will there be long-term costs that will come into effect if you opt for one over the other? How do you know which is the better option?

Even though replacing your roof is more expensive, depending on your circumstances it is often the better choice. Here is what you need to consider:

  • How old is the roof? If the roof is fifteen years or older, replacement is around the corner anyway. Stop wasting money on repairs and just replace it.
  • If your roof problems are because of severe weather, the damage is probably extensive. A repair on the obviously damaged part may solve your problems for a month or two, but replacement is the best choice because the roof has probably been weakened.
  • If the roofing layer has been exposed to excessive moisture or the moisture has led to mold on the inside of your home, replacement is the best choice.
  • If the roof was poorly designed, improperly or poorly installed, or built with cheap materials, you will need a new roof.

For serious roof problems, a new roof is the best option, but sometimes making repairs to your roof makes more sense. Here are some scenarios where a roof repair is the better option:

  • If you are moving in the next six to twelve months, a new roof is not worth the costs when a repair can keep your home in good shape for the time being.
  • If the damage is limited, a repair may be sufficient to solve the whole problem.
  • If your roof is new or regularly maintained the problem should be small and easily repaired. Regular roof maintenance ensures that small problems are spotted and fixed quickly.

If you are still not sure whether your roof needs to be replaced or repaired, contact SB Roofing for more specific information about your situation.

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