The idea of repair vs replace is an ongoing debate. Often repairing is a much better option in day-to-day life, rather than disposing of something entirely, and this goes for roofing too.
However, there comes a point where it just is not feasible or cost-effective to keep repairing something that is no longer fit for purpose. Every roof has a lifespan, regardless of how well-built or maintained that it is.
In this article, we will have a look at some key factors to consider when deciding on whether or not upkeep or replacement is the best option for you. For a free consultation on your roof, give us a call now on 0141 280 2928 or 0131 322 1262.
Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?
When making the decision of whether to patch up your roof or replace it entirely, there are three primary factors that you have to consider:
- How old is your roof?
- How extensive is the damage?
- How much do you have to spend?
What Age Is Your Roof?
The age of your roof is something that you will have to consider when considering a replacement. If you have a shingle roof, for example, that is thirty years old and in need of constant repairs, it might be a sign that it is time to have a new roof constructed entirely.
If a new roof is beginning to let water in, for example, if it has been built in the last two or three years, then it
How Extensive Are the Problems?
If you are dealing with a leak that is isolated and a one-off issue, then a simple targeted repair to a roof that is otherwise in quite good condition is all that will be necessary. If the problems are more widespread and there are a number of ongoing leaks, it might be time to consider a replacement.
What Is Your Budget?
It may well be the case that a replacement roof could be the best option, but not everyone has the money available to do this straight away. Repairs to patch up some problems until a replacement is possible can help to minimise any issues in the meantime.
At Carnegie Contracts, we are committed to coming up with a bespoke solution that fits your budget. Regardless of how much you have to spend, we will come up with a plan that makes every pound spent go as far as possible.
Why Use Carnegie Contracts?
When making the significant investment of having work done on your roof, you need to make sure that you are using a reputable company that you can trust. After all, unlike a lot of workmanship, it is unlikely you’ll ever see the work directly.
Having said that, you’ll certainly come to realise it hasn’t been done properly when winter comes along.
At Carnegie Contracts, we take great pride in the reputation we have built for not only quality workmanship, but also reliable and impartial advice. We are happy to carry out a free consultation before every job, and will come up with a tailored plan for each property we work on to make sure your money is spent wisely.
Not only are our roofing team well-trained and experienced, but we make sure to always back up our skills with quality materials and equipment.
Cowboy contractors are never ideal at the best of times, but when it comes to your roof you cannot afford to take risks. Get in touch with Carnegie Contracts today to make sure that your roof is in the best possible position to protect your home from the weather.
Give us a call now on 0141 280 2928 or 0131 322 1262 today, or fill in our contact form and we will give you a call as soon as possible.