Roof Replacement Vs. Repair: Cost Estimates and Considerations

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some factors to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your damaged roof. There are several variables you might be thinking about here, from up-front costs to long-term factors. 

At Roofing Pioneers, we offer robust services in both roof repair and roof replacement — plus will work with you to determine the ideal approach for your roof. What are some of the other basic themes to consider as you’re evaluating your options here, and which might be the right approach for you? Here’s a general primer.

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Estimated Repair Costs

The bottom line is what’s most important for many home and building owners when making this decision, so it’s important to estimate your costs in both areas. When estimating roof repair costs, it’s important to consider what damage you have on your roof. It’s a good idea to hire a professional roofing contractor for this assessment, because proper repairs depend on the specific location and type of damage.

In addition, you should be considering whether the roof has already been repaired in this or nearby areas, especially if these repairs were recent. If the roof keeps experiencing the same issues, it’s likely that those repairs didn’t hold. Roof replacement might be the more cost-effective option in these cases.

Estimated Replacement Costs

As with repair costs, you should hire a professional roofing contractor to conduct proper inspections before getting a replacement estimate from us or other professionals. That way, you can know exactly what damage you have and how extensive it is. The more extensive the issue, the more likely it is that roof replacement will be a better option.

In addition, you should take into consideration the age of your roof — if you have an older roof that’s been well-maintained throughout its life but still has damage from wind or hail, a replacement might be a better option. Just make sure you have a good understanding of the current damage and how extensive it is before going this route.

Additional Factors for Roof Replacement

If you do end up choosing roof replacement, be aware that there are a couple additional factors to think about:

  • Type of roof: If your roof is older or has experienced damage beyond repair, you might consider asphalt shingles. If you want to go with a more eco-friendly option, metal roofs are an excellent choice.
  • Design: Make sure the design of your replacement roof matches your home’s existing architecture — this will have an impact on curb appeal as well as insulation (and energy efficiency).
  • Upfront Costs: Roof replacement is typically more expensive than roof repair in the short term — but in the long term, you’ll enjoy many benefits that will help lower your total costs.

For more on choosing between roof repair and roof replacement, or to learn about any of our quality roofing services, speak to the staff at Roofing Pioneers today.

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