05-Jul-2021 - Industrial Roofing
Would you choose to repair your roof or replace it with a new one? It won’t necessarily be a million dollar question, but it is quite a valuable query you should be asking yourselves if you think of doing it, one way or another.
Yes it is true, considering the extent of the damage, age and other factors, your roof is bound to get repaired or replaced at some point of time. As the old saying goes, the devil is in the details. Let’s see how to choose between the two?
There are many roofing issues. There is a point at which you decide to repair or replace your roof. So let’s find out what may decide the roof change. Some of the common roof problems are:
A leaking roof is the common roofing problem that a house owner faces. Some other major roofing issues are:
These might be some of the obvious reasons for you going for a roof change, and the next step would be researching your options for the best bet. Reroofing is obviously a less expensive option when compared to a complete roof replacement, but a second thought must go into it before considering repairing your roof. Roof replacement isn’t a choice for everyone; however, understanding the differences and the benefits between the two will help you make the best decision for your home.
What is Reroofing and its pros and cons?
The process of re-roofing/repair involves laying a set of new shingles or sheets over an existing set of damaged ones. One of the major benefits of roof repairs is it's far more inexpensive than replacements. Because there is no tear off, reroofing can go much faster and can be done in a few hours of time or days. Reroofing means more life out of your roof also. Another benefit of repairing would be the expertise angle. You won’t need a professional roofing company for its repairs. You could repair the roofing shingles/sheets taking local roofers’ help or repair it by yourselves, if the repairs are minor.
That said, there are umpteen disadvantages of roof repairs. Sometimes it becomes hard to get matching shingle/sheet colours for a roof repair. The already laden sheets might have started to lighten because of the heat. So it would be a task to match that’s being replaced. It is nearly difficult to match your older sheet colours to the new sheets. This will lead to unsightly curb appeal that definitely does not want to happen. Poor workmanship can also lead to more problems and probable roof leaks in future.
What is Roof Replacement and its pros and cons?
( Image of a house with new, replaced roof)
If your roof is waning out, it’s time to get a new one. A roof replacement involves replacing existing roof covering, fixing any damaged beams/braces and giving it a new roof covering. Admittedly most house owners balk at roof placements. Replacement can be a good idea if your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. Replaced roofs mean a lot more than a good investment, especially if they are metal roofs. New roof means improved stability, long term safety, improved aesthetics, guarantee, and a fresh look to your home.
Though buying new roofing sheets can be a bit expensive, it might prove to be a prudent investment in the long run. Another concern would be noise. Roof replacements can be noisy at times, but with new technology and machines, noise has been reduced considerably.
Roof Replacement is always better
Bottom line, roof replacements can be done at any time, and it is better to take an enduring solution, rather than simple transient cover ups. Reroofing is a stop-gap solution that helps to extend the inevitable for a little while. In most other cases, getting the roof fully substituted is a far safer and long-lasting option.