27 Jun

How to Decide Between a Roof Repair and a Roof Replacement

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Roof Repair vs Roof Replacement

First and foremost, determining between roof repairs or replacement is a necessary task. The safety, security, and efficiency of your home may rely solely on your decision. Of course, so will your bank account. Both options can be costly, depending on the nature of the repairs, and both could ultimately save you money in the long-run. There are a few factors to consider first off.

A New Roof

If your existing roof is just a single layer and a contractor determines there are no underlying issues with the roof deck, then a roof replacement is not required. If there are two layers and you’d like to add a third, it’s sometimes safer and easier to replace the entire roof. Typically, permits do not require a third layer – some do not even allow such additions.

Furthermore, it’s important to consider the material your current roof is made of. For example, asphalt shingles are easier to re-roof than repair. It may cost less to replace the entire expanse than to restore a portion of the current roof.

Simple Repairs

Typically, a small leak in the roof can be fixed. The cost could range from just $10 for a bit of mastic to $1,000 to fix a serious leak in the roof valley. If something sudden occurs, such as a severe storm, your homeowner’s insurance most likely does not cover repairs. It’s up to you.

A repair makes sense when the issue is relatively small and is easily contained. It’s best to consider professional advice when determining between repairs or replacements. A roofing service with decades of experience can determine the exact nature of your roof and its current state.

Contact Us

For repairs or roofing replacements, contact Peak Roofing & Construction at (972) 335-7325 (Dallas/Ft. Worth) or 281-290-7325 (Houston). We’re available to take your call today!

Jeff Riss

Jeff Riss

Jeff has 20 years of sales experience, a love of roofing, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He leads Peak Roofing & Construction’s team but also is known for getting his hands (and knees) dirty on a job site. His passion for customer service, integrity, and quality craftsmanship drives his success. Peak Roofing & Construction is a family-owned, locally-operated business focused on doing things the right way. His deep understanding of roofing, gutters, windows, fences and exterior painting provide a strong foundation for running the business and serving his customers.