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It’s not always easy to figure out if your roof needs to be replaced or simply repaired. Knowing when to replace versus when to repair can save you money and time. A common misconception is thinking that repairing will always be cheaper. In some instances such as a major repair, it might be more efficient and cost effective to replace your roof. Here are some factors you should consider before you make a decision.

Size of the Repair

Deciding whether you should replace or simply just repair your roof really depends on the size of the damaged area. Roof repairs are measured in terms of square footage, and the more square footage the higher the cost. Hail damage might include many small spots across your roof, and it would make sense to replace. However, if there is only a small portion of damaged roof, you should repair.

Type of the Repair

Determining if you want to repair or replace will also be dependent on the type of repair needed. Minor leaks, cracked flashing around the chimney, or tree branches rubbing against the shingles of your roof should only need a repair job performed. On the other hand, if your roof is approaching the 20-year mark and shingle edges begin to curl, then you should consider replacing your roof. To figure out if you should replace or repair your roof, contact Total Home Exteriors today for an estimate.

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