If your roof is damaged, you may be wondering if you should do one more shingle roof repair to extend its life, or if you should just bite the bullet and press forward with roof replacement. Often it can make sense to replace your roof. However, we aren’t in normal times right now, and there are some things you should know that can affect your decision. At the top of the list is that some types of shingles are hard to come by, so if you can get by with a shingle roof repair instead, you’ll have more styles to choose from later.
There are two reasons why there is a shortage of shingles at the moment. The first is dealing with the added demand due to roof damage from Hurricane Ida. The second also relates to Hurricane Ida in that the refineries were shut down, which limited the availability of raw materials used in manufacturing shingles. When you add in labor shortages due to the pandemic, it is easy to see that it is going to take some time before all styles of shingles are available again.
If your roof simply cannot be salvaged with shingle roof repair, you aren’t out of luck. There are still options out there, but you may have to compromise if the style you want is not available. We should start seeing the supply improve in the coming months, but in the meantime, don’t hesitate to discuss what is available now with your roofing contractor.
At Race City Roofing, we have been around for more than two decades. We’ve seen many changes in the industry during that time, and we are confident we can help you even during these challenging times. You can be 100% confident that we are the right roofing contractor for all your roofing needs, including shingle roof repair and more.