This is a question many NJ homeowners ask themselves at least once during house ownership. The number of years a roof may last depends on the material, weather and overall wear. So, if you’re wondering: “repair or replace roof?” the answer is not always straight forward as there are several things to consider.
In some respects, the decision is similar to replacing a car. Does it have more life, but at what cost? Will you have to continually invest in repairs? If the repair costs are expected to significantly add up, and your roof is starting to age then it may be time to replace your roof rather than repair it.
Unlike a car your roof does not have a warning light and unless water is running down to the interior of your home it may not be that easy to detect an issue. If you detect water damage it doesn’t necessarily mean that the roof must be replaced. It really comes down to the extent of water damage, how many roof leaks and the age of the shingle. At this point it’s usually best to call a professional roofing company, like JVW Construction, to review your options.
When a roof repair or replacement with your contractor the roof’s age is one of the first thing that will be addressed. If you purchased your house from someone and you don’t know how old the roof here are a few things to look for that will typically mean the roof is approaching the end of its life expectancy.
Your roofing contractor should discuss the damage, aesthetics and cost of a roof repair and replacement. Then it will be up to you to decide what makes the most sense.
As with most home renovation decisions, it’s always a great idea to speak to a local professional roofing contractor you can trust. JVW Construction has been serving NJ homeowners since 1984. Contact us for a free estimate today!