When to get a Monroe roof replacement vs. repair

September 13, 2021 at 7:00 AM
When to get a Monroe roof replacement vs. repair

At RainTight Roofing, we understand that problems with your roof can be intimidating and stressful. You need to make sure that your home and family are protected from the elements, but the cost of a Monroe roof replacement can be a scary thought altogether if it doesn’t fit in your budget. Fortunately, there are times when you can get a repair rather than a replacement. Read our guide to help you know when either option is right for you.

Roof replacement

Significant damage

There are times when the damage to your roof has reached a point beyond where it can be repaired. This could be the result of a tree or other debris that’s fallen on your roof. Another case would be if you have a significant number of leaks throughout that are causing more damage in your attack or other parts of your home.

Outdated roof

Depending on how old your home is, your roof might be outdated. Building codes get updated over time and become more stringent. Your roof could be outdated and no longer compliant with current building codes. If this is the case, it’s best to replace your roof to improve its integrity and reliability for years to come rather than making a temporary fix that’s nothing more than a bandage.

Repairs would only be temporary

Some repairs are nothing more than a temporary fix to a long-term problem. You must get the best solution to a problem for your home and family. While replacing your roof can be expensive, sometimes it’s better to spend a big chunk of money now rather than nickel and diming yourself for years down the road.

Roof repair

Recently replaced it

If you’ve recently replaced your roof and there’s not significant damage done, you’ll probably be fine with a repair. A newly replaced roof will have a strong structure that can withstand the elements to a certain degree and shouldn’t have any significant damage. You can often have a repair done that will remedy the problem without having to replace your roof again.

Minor damage

Minor leaks or shingles that need to be replaced will not require a full replacement of your roof. For example, you might have a spot where one or two shingles were blown out of place during a wind storm that’s causing a small leak. If you catch it early enough, there’s no need to do any more repairs than simply resealing the area where the shingles were displaced. A minor repair is often enough to provide a long-term fix without having to pay for an entirely new roof.

Small budget

A roof replacement is expensive. If you don’t have a large budget and your home can physically afford to have a repair done in the meantime, it’s better to perform repairs than to let the problem fester and get worse. Small issues that are left unattended will often compound and become major problems if they’re not addressed promptly. We recommend having an expert come to your home and perform necessary repairs as soon as you think there’s a problem rather than waiting.

Contact us for more

If your roof is damaged, get in touch with our team at RainTight Roofing today. We can perform an inspection to diagnose the issues that you’re having and let you know whether you need a Monroe roof replacement or repair. Give us a call at 318-353-ROOF or send a message using our contact form. We look forward to helping you keep a strong roof over your head.