In today’s post, we are looking at how to know when you need roofing repairs or if your roof needs to be replaced. But how do you know which is which?
If your roof is starting to look a bit shabby around the edges or you are considering some roofing repairs such as replacing missing tiles or chimney flashing repairs, there are other things to take into consideration too. Roofs are not guaranteed to last a lifetime and if you gutters are starting to sag or you are having repairs carried out on a regular basis, it might be time to look at replacing your roof instead.
Knowing when it’s roofing repairs or time for a replacement can be difficult and you have to make the choice on whether to have another repair carried out or go for the big job and have the whole roof replaced.
You have to choose what’s right for you and we have a few instances below to help you figure it out.
Your Roof is Leaking
If your roof is leaking all the time and costing you a fortune in roofing repairs it might be time to consider replacing your roof. Fixing leaks can be a great short term solution but if you have more than three leaks a year, it is time to look at an alternative and roof replacement might be the better option here.
Your Roof is Missing Tiles
It can get very windy in Dublin especially during winter storms and loose tiles are usually the first thing to go when the winds pick up. Replacing damaged or lost tiles is a simple enough roofing repair but where you have to give some thought is whether the new tiles will match. Most roofing contractors will do their best to match them up. If your roof is missing a few tiles, it is best to get them replaced as soon as possible as this can help avoid unnecessary leaks and further weather damage too. Missing tiles are roofing repairs and a roof replacement is not necessary in this case.
Is Roof Replacement Cheaper Than Roofing Repairs in the Long Term?
This depends entirely on your current roof and how often you are having repairs carried out. If you have roofers already coming out to do big repairs it might be more cost effective to have a full roof replacement done instead. It works out a lot cheaper to have the whole job done in one go than having to have sections of your roof repaired over the course of a year.
When you having roofing repairs carried out you can end up with mismatched roof tiles so a full replacement will ensure that this doesn’t happen.
For many Dublin homeowners, the choice between roofing repairs and replacing the roof comes down to money and while a new roof is a big expense, it will last for decades and you won’t have to worry as much during storm season. In the long term, it can end up saving your money if you already have problems with your roof.
If you are unsure, our Dublin roofers are happy to help you and will advise on the best solution for your home and your pocket. Feel free to give us a call anytime. We offer a free quotation for all roofing repairs.