Whether or not you should repair or replace your roof depends on a few criteria, including your budget, the condition of your roof, and your stylistic preferences.
What's Your Budget?
Depending on the circumstances and the materials, either option could cost a lot of money. What you want to focus on is longevity. If you have a lot of damage that spans the entire home, you might want to think about investing in a complete roof replacement. It could cumulatively end up costing you less than a replacement, especially taking into account longevity. On the flip side, you could save quite a bit of money if a proper inspection determines that only certain areas of the roof need repairing.
What's the Condition of Your Roof?
This is why a professional inspection is critical. The outward appearance of your roof might not seem like an overhaul is necessary, but digging deeper could possibly unearth some major issues, including holes, water damage, and even mold. The average asphalt roof lasts up to 20 years (unlike longer-lasting metal panel options), and a lot can happen in those 20 years that affects the durability of your roof. Then again, you may just have a few split shingles, moss buildup, or other minor conditions that would usually only require some repairs.
Are You Looking to Change the Style?
It's not uncommon for homeowners to call for an inspection and end up choosing to replace their existing roof with an entirely new style. For example, many homeowners throughout Florida are changing out their old asphalt shingles for more weather-resistant options, including metal. While a metal roof costs more than most traditional styles, it adds to curb appeal, can boost the value of a home, and lasts up to 75 years.
Get an Inspection First
This is a big decision, so call out a CG Roofing representative for a free inspection. As a 5-star roofing company in Jacksonville, FL, we always put your best interests first, especially when it comes to the potential costs of roofing repair or replacement. We want you to be safe. We want you to be happy. We want you to save money.