Repair or Replace?

September 6, 2015

At Accord Construction, we want to make the process of repairing and/or replacing your roof as easy as possible. There are many factors that can signal if your roof needs a simple repair or a full replacement replace. We hope this article can help you determine if you need to repair or replace your roof, and if you still have any questions, you can call us at (405) 302-5520. We can inspect your roof and give you an estimate.

Eventually all roofs need replacing – but is that true for your roof right now? You don’t want to do it too soon – that’s a lot of wasted money – but you don’t want to wait too long because you’ll end up with water damage, leaks, or potentially worse! You need to assess the overall condition of your roof to determine on whether you need to repair or replace your roof.

When Should You Repair Your Roof?

Oftentimes, certain types of problems just need to be repaired – not every leak means that your entire roof needs to be replaced, for instance. Unless significant water damage has occurred then you should never have to replace an entire roof if only a small part of the roof is leaking. And if your flashing and shingles are cracked – don’t worry, sometimes they just need to be replaced. Any type of isolated or minimal damage can typically be fixed with repairs. Sometimes even if a whole section of the roof is damaged, repairs can be the answer as long as the roof’s framework isn’t damaged. However, this depends on the sort of damage as well as the material of the roof – a damaged asphalt roof might be better off being re-roofed rather than repair as several layers of asphalt will be to be removed in order to repair the roof.

When Should You Replace Your Roof?

If your roof is older and/or constantly wearing out and getting damaged (even with regular maintenance) then it may be time to replace your roof. You may have to consider several factors when deciding whether to replace it – how old the roof it, the sort of weather it’s lived through, if it’s been heavily damaged by tree limbs, etc. Sometimes replacing the whole roof is the best and safest option.

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Some ways to determine if the wear and tear of your roof is beyond repairing include curling shingles, moisture in the insulation, and being able to see daylight coming through the roof boards in your attic.

If the curling shingles are falling apart or missing in the valley of your roof – it is almost guaranteed that you need a new roof. If valleys are compromised then you could be susceptible to roof leaks.

Still Unsure About Whether You Should Replace or Repair Your Roof?

If you’re still not sure on whether you need to replace or repair your roof then you might need to start considering the age of the roof, how often you’ve been needing to repair your roof, or possibly even the roof materials. The age of the roof, as discussed earlier, can make a huge difference in deciding whether to replace. If your roof is brand new, a repair is more reasonable. However, if you need repairs on your roof often, it may end up being worthwhile to consider a roof replacement. But the best option when you’re unsure is to hire a roofing contractor who can help you determine which option is best for your roof.

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Accord Construction is available to help you through the roofing process, especially if you still have questions about replacing or repairing your roof. We can walk you through the process based on your needs and the condition of the roof.

If most of your roof is in good shape, then a repair is the best choice, but if your roof is worn out and old – more than 20 years – then it may be time to replace your roof.

Accord Construction is fully licensed and certified. Not only that, but we practice all the latest roofing techniques to make your roof safe and look perfect – no matter if you’re replacing or repairing.

We’re the best choice for professional roofing in Oklahoma City and Edmond, Oklahoma. No matter what your needs are, we’re here to help you achieve your dream roof. Call us at (405) 302-5520 for more information.

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