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When to Repair Your Roof and When to Replace It

Baltimore Roofers

Any kind of roofing project is a big investment. If you’re strapped for cash, you may not want to replace your roof when a repair will do the trick. However, making the wrong decision could lead to even more costly repairs down the road. So, when do you repair your roof and when do you replace it? Our expert Baltimore roofers at Phil DiBello Family Roofing explain what to consider when choosing between roof repair and roof replacement.

Age of Your Roof

The first thing to consider when trying to decide whether to repair or replace your roof is the age of your roof. The average asphalt shingle roof lasts 20-25 years. If your roof is approaching this age, it may be time for a replacement. As time goes by, weather, wind, and sun damage will take their toll on your roof. Even if you’ve kept up with regular maintenance, like cleaning your gutters and trimming tree branches, your roof will eventually need to be replaced.

If your roof is still fairly new, a repair may be all it needs. However, if your roof is only a few years old and you’re already having problems, it may be a sign of a bigger issue. In this case, it’s best to contact a professional roofing contractor to take a look. We can help you determine if your roof can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.

Severity of the Roof Damage

Another factor to consider is the amount and severity of damage to your roof. If your roof is leaking or missing shingles, a repair may be all that’s needed. However, if the damage is widespread or severe, you may need to replace your roof. Widespread damage can occur after a severe storm or from wear and tear over time. If you’re not sure whether the damage to your roof is severe enough to warrant a replacement, it’s best to contact us to investigate.

Repair vs. Replacement

We pride ourselves on our professional integrity. Our team will never advise our clients to repair their roof when a full replacement is the safer option. If your roof is severely damaged, leaking, or nearing the end of its lifespan, we’ll let you know. We won’t try to sell you a repair just to save money. We know that your roof is an essential part of your home and will treat it as such. In some cases, though, a roof repair is all that’s needed to extend the life of your roof. If so, we will let you know and help you get the repairs you need.

Contact Our Baltimore Roofers Today

Not sure whether you should repair your roof or opt to replace it? Our Baltimore roofers at Phil DiBello Family Roofing can help. We’ll inspect your roof, identify the problem, and recommend the best course of action to get your roof back in top condition. Give us a call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today!

At Phil DiBello Family Roofing, we rely on our strong backbone of experience and knowledge to maintain our reputation

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