Does My Roof Need Repaired or Replaced?
Renovations to your home can be a fun, enjoyable, and rewarding experience, but not all are equal. When it comes to roofing your Lake of the Ozarks home or business it can be daunting deciding whether or not to repair or fully replace it. There are several factors involved and as your Lake of the Ozarks roofing experts, we are here to shed some light on the topic. Continue reading so when the time comes, you're prepared to make the call.
When weighing the pros and cons of repair vs. replacement the first thing to consider is the age of the roof. How old is the roofing system? Is your sealant cracking? How does your roof appear aesthetically? Depending on the material of the roof, it's lifetime may be longer than that of some of the other options. Metal tends to last the longest while asphalt has the shortest lifespan. It's important to keep in mind that while repairs are typically cheaper than replacements upfront, recurring repairs over the years will quickly rack up to exceed that of the roof replacement.
Another consideration is what type of weather your roof has endured since it's last repair or replacement. Weather can be one of the most impactful forces that affect your roof's longevity. Hail, rain, or wind damage from storms can have a newly replaced or repaired roof in need of additional maintenance before you may have planned. Keep an eye out for some of the signs that would key you in that your roof has been damaged, either aesthetically or structurally. Aesthetically, the signs may include worn or weathered-looking shingles, algae, or moss beginning to grow on the roofing system. Structurally, be on the lookout for shingle displacement, cracked or curled asphalt or wood shingles, or rusted metal panels.
One thing many overlook in the repair vs. replace process is the blending aspect. This is due to the constant exposure to your roof from the outside elements, which cause the shingles or panels to wear and fade. As a homeowner, you know curb appeal is important and believe it or not your roof has a strong impact on that initial draw to your home. If you choose repair vs to replace, it can be difficult to blend your new shingles with your old shingles due to discoloration and wear on the existing roofing materials.
Lastly, let's cover the benefits of a new roof. Aside from having an increased curb appeal, you'll likely notice an increase in your home's energy efficiency. A new roof will help insulate the home, allowing it to run more efficiently and save you money in the long run. A structurally sound roof provides you and your loved ones with peace of mind knowing that you are better protected against the elements. Keeping you and your valuables safe and sound.
Now that we've discussed the pros and cons of roofing systems repair vs. replacement, you're ready to make a more educated decision with your roof. Here at Above & Beyond Roofing in Lake of the Ozarks we proudly extend our hand for all of your roofing needs. We offer Free, No Obligation, Roof Inspections to our Lake of the Ozarks community. An inspection can help shed some light on whether a repair vs replacement would be best for your specific roof. Check out our website or give us a call to schedule a free inspection today!