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Replace vs. Repair Roof

Replace vs Repair Roof“To repair or to replace” is the age-old question that many home and business owners ask themselves when facing some form of damage to their roof. As one of the costliest and most extensive home improvement jobs that one will ever undergo, roofing work requires much consideration prior to settling on a decision that will carry the roof through the end of its useful life.

If you are at a loss on whether to replace or repair your roof in Delaware, the experts from ALC Roofing are here to help make the decision much easier for you!

Roof Damage

Every roof is going to experience regular wear and tear, especially when exposed to all manner of weather conditions. It is, therefore, very difficult to determine when it should be repaired or replaced. Replacing a roof in overall good condition will lead to high short-term costs, yet opting to continually repair an old roof will lead to increasing costs in the long term along with heightened risk of damage to the property below.

How do you decide? Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. How old is the existing roof? If an asphalt roof is over 10 years old and experiencing leaks, the ideal solution is to replace it.
  2. How much will a repair cost? A minor, one-time repair that costs no more than $200 should be left at that.
  3. How much of the roof is damaged? A good rule of thumb is that if 30% or more of the roof is damaged or missing altogether, it will cost less to replace it.
  4. Are there mold stains, puffy walls, and/or peeling paint in the attic or lower? Only a trained professional can determine the extent of the damage and suggest the best course of action.

The Right Fix for the Right Scenario

New roof installation may appear daunting, yet the aesthetic and budgetary rewards in the long term make the investment well worth it. However, performing minor repairs on a new roof that had fallen victim to storm damage is a great option when replacement is not yet viable. Local property owners can count on our team’s training and expertise to not only guide you in the right direction but also to perform the job with optimal cost-efficiency the first time.

If you are still debating on whether to replace or repair your roof in Clayton or elsewhere in the state, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can call 302-373-3053 or request a consultation online today. With the ALC Roofing team, all your roofing woes will soon become a thing of the past!

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