Fix or Switch? Do I Repair or Replace my Roof?
Did a storm pass and take some of your roofing tiles with it? Do you feel as if you need a small repair but are unsure that your roof is getting older and may need to be replaced. Thus, begins the search for a reputable roofer whose opinion you may or may not trust. No one wants to be “ripped off” by their contractors. However, how do we know when our roofs need a little TLC or are ready to be replaced? We here at Chase Roofing will advise you with the upmost expertise and professionalism and NEVER exploit your trust.
Eventually, all roofs need to be replaced. This is something that cannot be avoided. However, the more you prolong your choice due to indecision could be vital to your roof’s well-being. Below are a few simple steps you can follow when determining the type of help your roof needs.
Be aware of small leaks and damaged materials that your roof may show signs of. Ignoring the problem will not make it go away. Catch a problem early so you can get a professional out there ASAP and determine the damages made.
When to Repair
The cost of a repair may range anything from $10 (where some simple roofing mastic may do the trick) to well over $1,000 (ex. fixing a leak in a roof valley). What it all comes down to assessing a leak, a reputable contractor will let you know what exactly can be done before the entire roof needs to be replaced.
When to Replace
Listen to the professional’s advice. If you feel as if they may be duping you for cash, get a second opinion. If you ever plan on selling your home or even if you plan on living in it forever, a fully functional roof is an investment that you will never regret making. Every roof has a lifespan and will need to be replaced, eventually. Listed below are some of the more popular roofing materials as well as their estimated lifespan when well tended to.
• Natural slate: 100-200 years! -Depending on slate
• Synthetic Slate: up to 100 years
• Tile Roofs: 50+ years
• Metal: 20-40 years
• Asphalt Shingles: 15-20 years
• Wood: 15-30 years
Call Chase Roofing for your free estimate, today at (954) 680-8588!