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Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement: 4 Factors to Consider

Heavy rainfall, sharp hail, and extreme heat — all can contribute to the breakdown of your roof, resulting in roof replacement service. But when is the best time to replace your roof? When are repairs enough to patch things up? The answer depends on several factors, including the age of your shingles and the climate in your area. To help you decide whether to repair or replace, here are some deciding factors you should consider.

  1. Age of Roof: The most important element that can determine when to replace your shingles, or any type of roof covering, is the age. Depending on proper installation and maintenance, asphalt shingles are expected to last for nearly 30 years. If a section of the roof surface is damaged, but its structural integrity remains intact, a repair may make sense. However, if the shingles are already approaching the end of their lifespan, it’s better to replace them with new ones.
  2. Water Leak: Roof replacement contractors are very familiar with roof leak issues. If the source of the leak is concentrated in a small area of the roof, repair work may be enough to patch it up. But if the roof is leaking from several places, a replacement will most likely be required.
  3. Future Plans: When it comes to deciding whether to repair or replace your roof, you should consider how long you’re planning to stay in the home. If you intend to sell in the next few years, and the roof is generally in good shape, having repairs done may make more sense economically.
  4. Material Upgrade: If you want to modernize your current home with a new energy efficient and eco-friendly roofing system, you can do so by replacing them. Newer materials allow for better performance and are generally more long-lasting than old roofing components. Moreover, a roof replacement is an investment that can lead to bigger savings in the long run, and even result in higher home resale value.

Whether you’re planning to repair or replace your roof, A&A Services Home Improvement has got you covered. We deliver superior quality roofing products and installation services that can meet your home’s needs. Call us at (978) 741-0424 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. Our service areas include Andover, Peabody, and Salem, MA.

 


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