Has your roof begun to leak? Maybe it is missing a few shingles, or perhaps some of the shingles have started to peel off. Your instinct might be to hire a roofing company to come to repair the parts of the roof that are in poor shape. However, you may just want to avoid this repair stage and jump straight into getting a roof replacement. Here's why.
There are probably more problems with your roof than you can see.
It's really hard to evaluate the condition of a roof from the ground. You might see a few spots where shingles are missing or peeling, but there are probably many more spots that you can't see. Paying a roof repair contractor to fix all of these trouble spots can be quite costly. Plus, even if a roofing company does their best to repair the roof, it may develop more issues in the coming months. Replacing the roof may not cost that much more, and it will keep you from having to call the roofing company back again and again to make more repairs.
New roofing materials are more eco-friendly and efficient.
If your roof is 20 years old or older, the materials used to make it were manufactured at a time when creating efficient and eco-friendly building materials was not as important as it is now. New roof materials are much more energy-efficient. If you just replace your roof right now instead of making repairs, your energy bills will go down, both in the summer and in the winter. Plus, using less energy is good for the earth; if you are not prompted to replace your roof for your own good, do it for the good of the planet.
A new roof just looks better.
If your roof needs repairs, there is a good chance it's not been looking its best lately. It may have some worn spots, stains, and uneven coloring. A new roof will look fresh, even, and beautiful. You'll enjoy relaxing in your yard and looking up at your new roof. The neighbors will also appreciate the fact that your home has a beautiful new roof since it will keep their property value up. (A new roof will increase your own property value, too.)
By the time a roof needs extensive repairs, it should probably just be replaced. Instead of having the roof patched and pieced together, just have a new one installed. For more information about roof replacement services, contact a local roofing company, like Lagunas Interstate Construction, LLC.