Repair or replace: making the right choice for your roof
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Last Edited: 24/Jun/2016

Has your roof recently been badly damaged? If so, you may be torn between having it repaired and simply replacing it. In many cases, both options are equally valid, so you should think carefully about which one is right for you. You should consider the overall quality and style of your current roof, how much longer it will last if it is repaired well and how much you can afford to spend on repairing or replacing it. To help you, we’ll look at each of these issues in turn.

Firstly, it is important to consider the type of roof you currently have.

If it is a historic roof or an original feature of your building, you may wish to preserve it due to its uniquely authentic and traditional appearance. You may also wish to preserve your current roof if it is unique for another reason. In either case, you should consider having extensive repairs carried out instead of replacing the whole structure. However, if your roof is modern and doesn’t have any particular historic significance, you may wish to consider replacing it instead, as a new roof may be more resilient than your current one. You should also consider replacing your roof if it is of a low quality.

Secondly, you should consider how long any repairs you make are likely to last.

Here at Woodstock Roofing, we pride ourselves on the impeccable quality of our repairs. However, some roofs may be permanently weakened if they are extensively damaged, no matter how well they are repaired. If repairing your roof will be enough to keep it strong for years to come, then you can mend it. Otherwise, you should have it replaced.

Finally, it’s worth thinking about the cost of repairs versus the cost of replacement.

Depending on the extent of the damage and the type of roof, it may be cheaper to do one or the other. Make sure you get a quote for both options before making a decision.

Every situation is different, so there’s no definitive answer as to whether a roof should be repaired or replaced. However, by seriously considering the factors we have listed above, you can make an informed decision that is right for you.