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Roof Repair or Roof Replacement? How to Decide…

Do you need a Lake Norman roof repair or a complete roof replacement? This can be a tough decision, especially since the cost difference between both of these services is pretty significant. A small roof repair can cost you a few hundred dollars, while a roof replacement can cost you several thousand. If you’ve noticed some issues with your roof lately and aren’t sure whether you need to have it repaired or replaced, here are some questions to ask before making a decision.

How old is your roof? 

Most well-built Lake Norman roofing systems will last you several decades. If your roof is more than 20 years old, it might be time to consider having it replaced, even if you haven’t noticed any major issues. As the winter weather hits and summer storms follow, you may start to have some issues. Consider scheduling a roof replacement before 2016 ends so you won’t have to worry about the upcoming harsh-weather seasons!

Have you had done recent repairs? 

If the answer is no, but you’ve noticed some issues such as leaking, then it’s a good idea to call a roofing contractor and get your roof inspected. Most Lake Norman roofing companies (including ours) offer free roof inspections and can set you up on a maintenance package. It’s important to have your roof maintained regularly in order to ensure its maximum life span.

If you’ve recently had your roof repaired and are still having the same problems you had before the repairs, that likely means the repairs aren’t enough to fix the issue, and you may need a complete roof replacement. Consider the age of your roof when making a decision. If it’s still relatively new, then you may be able to acquire adequate compensation by your warranty company.

What does your roof look like from a distance? 

Do you notice a lot of cracked or loose shingles or streaks across your rooftop? If your curb appeal is lacking, you may simply need to have your roof cleaned. Or, if a poor aesthetic quality is coupled with noticeable issues (like leaking, excess moisture, water damage, or even mold), a complete roof replacement may be in order.

Is it time to clean your gutters? 

If you’re having your gutter system cleaned or replaced, it also might be a great time to have your roof inspected, and if necessary, repaired as well. Most Lake Norman roofing companies offer gutter repair and replacement services in addition to roofing and siding installation. You can likely get a package deal if you buy multiple services at once.

Have you experienced any recent storm damage?

It’s never a bad idea to have your roof inspected after a storm. Without an inspection, it’s hard to know if any damage was caused that might warrant repairs or even a replacement. Just because you don’t notice leaking or water damage right away, that doesn’t mean that it won’t show up later. With the recent tornadoes touching down in Charlotte, we urge you to be on your guard and to be prepared for an unpredictable, and possibly harsh winter.

​Call us today at (704) 508-9870 to schedule your FREE roof inspection before the cold weather hits!

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