It can be difficult for a homeowner to determine whether they need to repair or replace a damaged roof. Some believe it is much easier and more cost effective to replace only a few shingles. Others think that even a small amount of work necessitates a complete upheaval. Professional Essex County roofers know that there is no one answer for every job. Luckily, there are some ways for even the least experienced homeowners to decide which option works best for them.
Assessing the amount of damage is a vital first step to deciding between a complete replacement or repair. Significant damage often requires reroofing. However, if the damage is only on one side of the roof, it is possible to have a partial roof replacement. This can save the homeowner thousands of dollars in the short term, but it does present its own set of problems. Partial roof replacements are only effective if shingles match exactly with the existing roof. There is also a chance that the damage would necessitate the removal of material beneath the shingles and not only the shingles themselves. This could result in a lopsided roofline.
Damage to single shingles is the easiest to repair. Again, shingles should match precisely with those that are already in place in order to avoid a patchy looking roof. Even if the homeowner has shingles leftover from a recent roof job, it is possible that the colors won't precisely match.
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This is due to the fact that asphalt shingles can fade over time due to exposure to the sun.
The warranty must be carefully considered when deciding between replacements and repairs. A manufacturer's warranty may protect homeowners from defects in products, which would make the decision to repair somewhat simpler. However, these warranties do not apply to damage caused by the elements or age. Roofers may offer installation warranties, but these only apply if the damage is caused by a poorly constructed roof. When having the roof inspected for damage, it is important that the homeowner find out exactly what the cause of the damage was. If material defects or problems with install are to blame, the decision may be made by the legal documents.
The homeowner should also consider the age of the roof. If the roof is newer, it usually makes the most since to replace only those shingles that are damaged. If the roof is more than 15 years old, a full replacement may be the most cost effective choice. Considering that the crew will likely need to return to do a full replacement in the next five to 10 years, meaning one payment for a new roof now may save a great deal of time and money later.