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3 Times Roof Replacement is Better Than Repair

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It can be disheartening to be told you need roof replacement on your home or business. It can also be frustrating to pay for a roof repair that doesn’t extend the life of the roof enough to justify what you spent for it. While your roofing contractor is a valuable resource for getting the pertinent information to make the roof repair vs. replacement decision, here are three situations in which you should definitely lean toward roof replacement.

when you need roof replacement on your home or business
  1. You have an old roof. There is no sense throwing good money after a bad roof. When your roof is on borrowed time, spending money on roof repair that could pay a chunk of the roof replacement is foolhardy. If you have an asphalt roof over 15 years old, go with roof replacement instead of repair.
  2. The problem is getting worse. A small leak because of hail damage, a fallen tree branch, or a displaced shingle or two is not cause for roof replacement. However, if you have a growing wood rot or mold issue in the attic space, that is not a small issue, and roof replacement is the probably the way to go.
  3. You plan to sell your home in the next one to three years. Buyers will completely avoid houses that have a roof that isn’t close to new or that has obvious signs of roof repair. When there are several homes on the market in your area, yours could sit on the market for longer than you hope unless you take care of roof replacement before you list it.

If you would like an honest assessment about the condition of your roof, call us at Race City Roofing. We have more than 20 years of experience in roofing and have a reputation for integrity and accurate information to make the roof repair vs. replacement decision. We never pressure you to choose one path or the other, as we put your best interests first in all that we do. Call today to learn more about our roofing services.