roof repairs vs replacementIf you stay in your home for long enough, it will happen to anyone. Roofs don’t last forever. You will eventually have to replace or repair it. This can often cost you several thousand dollars. If you are looking for a roof replacement or a repair, you can rest assured that you are not the only one.

Roof Repairs vs. Replacement

A general rule of thumb is that roof repairs and replacements are often determined by the roof’s age, performance, and appearance.

For example, a roof made of asphalt shingles is expected to last between 20 and 25 years. A roof repair will be necessary if your roof is in its third year. It’s best to replace your roof if it looks bad, leaks, and has been installed more than 19 years ago.

It can appear that repairing a roof is more economical than replacing it. The more a roof ages, the better it will be to have the whole system replaced.

If your shingles have cracked or dried out and look almost like a roof that is waving, this is an indication of roof decay. This can lead to roof damage and limit the roof’s ability to support weight. This could lead to storms or branches causing great damage to your roof, or even your roof giving way.

Your homeowners insurance policy will often dictate whether you can replace or repair your roof. If your roof has reached the end of its life, you’ll need to pay for it. If the roof is damaged by hail, windstorms, or other natural disasters, insurance policies usually cover repairs or replacements.

Normal aging can lead to roof damage or replacement. You are probably on your own.

Costs for repairing or replacing a roof

cost roof repairIt is expensive and difficult to estimate the cost of a roof. This depends on how big your home is, the materials used, and of course the local roofer. These are the main points to remember:

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material. According to Greg Lily (owner of The Roofer), asphalt shingles is the most popular roofing material.

The more durable a roofing material is, the more costly it will be. Lilly states that metal is a better option for certain structures than its more expensive counterparts due to its durability and longer life span.

Beyond asphalt, the material, not just labor, becomes more expensive. Wood shingles would be twice the price of asphalt and concrete and slate would be three times more expensive than asphalt.

How to get your roof fixed

It’s easy: Visit the websites of several roofing companies, or call to request an estimate. Then set up an appointment. Do your research before you hire a roofer to repair your roof. Even if they are highly recommended. Get several quotes before you hire a contractor.

Although meeting with multiple roofers can be painful, you will feel more confident about your decision if you do some comparison shopping.

Comparing prices will make it less likely that you’ll get scammed. There are three types you should avoid when dealing with roofers:

Side-gig roofers: “This kind of roofer repairs roofs as a side gig, and it is risky to hire one,” he said.

“Nice guy” roofers. “These roofers knock on your door, telling you they have extra materials from a nearby job and offering to repair your roof for a very low price.” In other words, the roofer may appear nice and may even be helpful, but they may also be trying to scam you or may not be as competent as you think.

Storm chasers. This type of roofer moves from one area to the next to find work. Usually, they are in areas where a disaster has just occurred, causing roof damage. This could also be a scam.

Compare prices and don’t be pressured into signing any contract. You will not get a great deal on quality or price if you hurry to repair a roof.

You mat not be able schedule your roof repair or replacement in a hurry due to shortages of labor and the busy season. While it is possible to complete the job in a few days or even one day; however, choosing the right roofers will likely take several weeks.

Call Greg Lilly Roofing and Restoration today if you suspect you need roof repair. We will be out to give you an estimate and schedule your roof repairs.

Greg Lilly Roofing & Restoration
4201 Carolina Exchange Drive Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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