There are a few things to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your roof is the best option. It all boils down at the end of the day to the specific situation, and yes it is always advised to seek professional opinions ( plural )
From our professional experience, it comes down to what the roof actually costs per year of ownership. What does that mean? Well, the standard builder grade Asphalt roofs typically cost on average between 500.00-800.00$ per year for the 20 years ( best case scenario) they usually tend to last.
Flashings and protrusions on the roof are a major factor that weighs on the decision to repair or replace. For example, when switching from shake to asphalt the flashings might need to be replaced and a repair to an existing shake could be substantial. Not surprisingly, it is important to determine whether the same roofing style will be changed.
The most important question is what does the property in question being put to use for? Some questions we encourage people should ask themselves:
So for example, the answer to the first question is “Yes”, then the it might make mroe sense to switch to a better roofing option, one that will be more reslient, last longer, look better and be less maintenance such as – rubber roof.
Another example, of the answer to the third question is “Yes”, then maybe it could make sense to invest into a roofing option that will add value to the home or make it more appealing, such as – a concrete roof.
Education and professional opinions are key on making this important decision. Can’t figure it out on your own? no worries, we can always help and we are a phone call away.