The best roofing systems last for a long time, but even they deteriorate and eventually need replacing. As a matter of fact, almost all components of a home have to be replaced at some point, including siding, gutters, wall paint and others.
A roof replacement is not necessary all the time, however, or at least it might not be for the time being. As a full replacement does not just cost pennies, it’s a good idea to consider whether your roof is already up for replacement or is only due for repairs.
To determine whether you need a roof replacement and bathroom remodeling contractor, here are some tips.
Determine Your Roof’s Age
An asphalt shingle roof that’s over 15 years old is likely to have issues already. If it’s not past 20 years, however, ask your contractor if repairs are enough. For long-term success, it’s best to replace the roof if it’s 20+ years old.
Check for Leaks
Leaks are often repairable. However, if your roof is leaking from many different areas, it’s probably safer and more cost effective to replace it entirely. Your roofer can help you decide on this.
Think About How Long You’ll Stay
A replacement is best if the damage is pretty bad or the roof is old and you plan to keep living in your home for a long time. If you’re thinking about selling, however, it’s probably best to weigh the cost of repairs versus the amount you will recoup from the sale. If you’ll spend more on a replacement than you’ll make from the sale, obviously, a repair is better.
Consider Eco-Friendly Options
Eco-friendly roofs are not just good for the environment; they may also help you qualify for tax credits, which can offset the cost of a replacement.
Don’t Forget Insurance
Your insurance premiums can be lower if you replace your roof with fire-resistant or water-damage-resistant options. You might want to think about that if you believe repairs are expensive and a replacement is more cost effective.
There are more factors you can consider before repairing or replacing your roof. We can recommend the best course of action at NorthWest Construction. We are a reputable roofing company, and we also offer other home improvement services, including kitchen remodeling. Get in touch with us today at (313) 277-7676 or through our contact page. We are ready to help you in Farmington Hills, Livonia or Canton, MI.