It’s never fun when your roof starts leaking. Not only is it a pain to have to deal with water damage, but it can also be expensive to repair or replace your roof. So how do you know whether you should repair or replace your roof? And how long does each option take?
How long does it take to repair a roof or replace it?
Generally speaking, repairing your roof will take less time than replacing your roof. A typical roof repair job can be completed in a day or two, whereas a roof replacement job can take a week or more. However, time is not the only factor to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your roof.
Maybe your roof isn’t leaking, or you don’t currently have any roof damage, if you’re a homeowner, you’ll likely need to deal with roof repair or replacement at some point. How do you know when it’s time for a roof repair and when it’s time for a roof replacement?
Here are some factors to consider:
-The age of your roof: Most roofs will last between 20 and 25 years. If your roof is approaching this age, it may be time to start thinking about replacing it.
The condition of your roof: If you notice any sagging, leaks, or missing shingles, it’s time to call a roofer for an inspection. These could be signs that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.
The climate: If you live in an area with severe weather conditions, your roof may not last as long as it would in a more moderate climate. Hail, strong winds, and heavy snowfall can all cause damage to your roof over time.
If you’re unsure whether you need a roof repair or replacement, the best thing to do is call a professional roofing contractor for an inspection. At Synergy Roofing, we can assess your roof’s condition and give you the best course of action.
How do you know when it's time to call in the professionals?
It’s generally recommended that you have your roof inspected every 3-5 years, even if you don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. That way, you can catch any potential problems early and avoid more serious (and expensive) repairs down the road. Learn more about the costly consequences when you wait to replace your roof on our blog!