How much is a repair?
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What is our time frame for repairs?
What is our time frame for roof replacements?
Is it more cost-effective to repair or re-roof?
Roof-related problems can often be quickly and affordably solved with a repair. However, there are times when it becomes more cost-effective to replace your roof. Here are a few things to consider when deciding between a roof repair and a roof tear-off and replacement:
The life expectancy of your existing roofing materials
Different materials have different lifespans. If your existing roof still has a third or more of its life expectancy ahead of it and the damages aren’t expensive, a repair is often more cost-effective. If, on the other hand, your roof only has a few years left on its expected lifespan, a replacement will be more cost-effective.
A cost-benefit analysis of repairs versus replacement
If your roof is in good condition with nine or more years left to its lifespan, and the cost of the repairs is 20% less than the cost of replacement, a repair is more cost-effective. If the roof has fewer than six years, the cost of repairs should be 10% of the replacement costs. If your roof is going to need to be replaced in a few years anyway, you’re often better off using the damage as an opportunity to go ahead and invest in a new roof.