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Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Repairing or Replacing a Damaged Roof

Roof damage can creep up unexpectedly and when that occurs, homeowners are faced with a couple of choices. They can choose either to repair the damage or replace the entire roof. There are some pros and cons that go along with each of those options.

A damaged roof does not always call for a complete roof repair. Some situations just require a partial repair to attend to the damages. However, that does not always come with a cheaper cost. There are occasions when it can actually be cheaper to purchase an entire roof replacement as opposed to individual roof repair. That is because some repair work can get rather complex.  The first step is to get an estimate from a trusted roofing company such as Palmetto Outdoor Solutions Charlotte NC and consider the options.

When making that decision, it is also important to consider the age of your roof. Even when repair work has been completed, it does not renew the life of your roof. Repairs can be a quick fix that simply prolongs the inevitable roof replacement.

Roof repair is sometimes just a temporary holdover for roof replacement. Roofing Rock Hill has a specific life expectancy and when they start to reach that age, it is only a matter of time before the roof is beyond repair.

By choosing an overlay that consists of new shingles, the cost is cheaper. However, this type of repair will not compensate for any underlying damage.

That does not always mean that roof replacement is the solution. There can be cons with this option as well. It is not a completely inexpensive process. When choosing a new roof, the decision making process is important. Roof replacement is a major project and many homeowners will attempt to keep costs down, but there can be a major disadvantage as well.

A roof is one of the most important purchases anyone can make, so it is key not to be duped by cheap shingles that will not stand up to the test of time. Sometimes simply adding new shingles might be nothing more than fitting your roof with a Band-Aid.

Roof replacement is also a great advantage if you will be living in your home for years to come. If you are planning on selling the home, roof repair might be the better option. A home inspector will check out the roof and condition before the sale, and let the prospective buyers know if it will need to be replaced or is in working condition.

When it comes time for roof repair, replacement, or commercial roofing in Charlotte NC, contact the team of experienced professionals at Palmetto Outdoor Solutions. Roof repair in Rock Hill, SC is also as easy as making a quick phone call to Palmetto Outdoor Solutions.