Many homeowners notice signs of wear and tear and then wrestle over whether to simply patch up the section that needs repair or replace their system completely. Naturally, there are pros and cons to each approach.
Hinkle Roofing is the most trusted metal roofing contractor in the region. If you’re conflicted and cannot decide whether to repair or replace your roof, we’ll help you make the right call. Here are some deciding factors you must consider.
- Roof age – Most asphalt shingles have a service life of about 15 to 30 years. If you have damaged shingles but most of them are still in good shape, a quick repair might make sense. If the roof, however, is approaching or past 20 years old, replacing it completely may be the better way to go long-term.
- Leak points – If there’s a leak on your roof, an inspection by an expert residential roofing company will help you understand how extensive it is. Most of the time, roofs will leak along flashing joints. If this is the case, and the leak is isolated, a simple patch-up may be all that is necessary. If the roof is leaking in multiple areas, a roof replacement makes more sense.
- Energy efficiency – If you choose to install a new roof, you might be able to incorporate eco-friendly features that qualify for local or federal tax credits to offset the cost. In addition to that, new materials are generally more energy-efficient, last longer and perform better so an upgrade is more practical for the long-term.
As one of your greatest investments, your asphalt or metal roof should always be in tip-top shape. If you need a quality roof replacement, count on Hinkle Roofing to provide top-quality products and services. Give us a call at (205) 352-1940 or fill out our form today to schedule a FREE consultation.