For most homeowners, roof repairs are just one of the joys of homeownership. While they will pop up from time to time, even the most well maintained roofs will eventually need to be replaced. However, deciding when it’s time to contact your Denver roofing company to schedule that replacement can be tough. After all, a new roof is an investment and if it can be delayed by a simple roof repair, who wouldn’t want to save the money? Here’s how to tell when a roof replacement is the best option.
You’re Planning on Staying in the House for Another 10 Years
Patching roof damage with a simple repair multiple times a year may work, but it’s not always the best idea. In fact, it can lead to worse problems and more costly repairs in the future. If you’re planning on staying in the house for at least a few more years, a roof replacement will be the best choice. A new roof will reduce the number of maintenance appointments you need to schedule throughout the year as well as the amount of money you spend on addressing water damage.
Roof Repair Has Become a Monthly Issue
While most roofs last for about 20 years, some can break down far sooner, especially if the previous owner didn’t follow up on routine maintenance. If you’re having to schedule roof repair appointments every month, often for the same issue, it’s in your best interest to have the roof replaced. Repeatedly fixing the same problem costs you both time and money. By paying for a new roof, you’ll save yourself that monthly out-of-pocket cost for years to come. Better still, you’ll prevent additional repair issues and water damage from becoming a problem to the rest of your home’s exterior.
You’re Selling a Home with an Old Roof
Before a buyer closes on the house, they’ll schedule a home inspection to determine if there are any major underlying repairs
that could make the purchase price unreasonable. The roof is often the most problematic part of the inspection. If there’s underlying damage, the buyer could make repairs or even a full replacement a condition of the purchase. Or they could request a lower price since they’ll assume the full cost of replacing the roof once they own the home.
Replacing the roof ahead of time, especially if it’s already nearing the end of its lifespan, can help you get more for the property. Not only will the inspection show that your house is in better condition, but the exterior of the home will look more appealing to prospective buyers when they first start shopping for their dream home.
Knowing when to replace or repair your roof can be tricky, even for the most responsible homeowners. Not sure if your roof is ready for a replacement or just needs a simple repair to fix a leaking corner? Contact us
today to schedule a free no-obligation estimate. No matter how bad the damage is, we’ll make sure your roof is taken care of so you can get back to enjoying your home.