Should You Repair Or Replace Your Roof In Maryland?
Should you repair or replace your roof in Maryland? That’s a question we hear every day and each situation is unique as the homeowners who live in their homes. Age of house, the extent of repairs needed, age & condition of the roof, and how long you plan on living there are all key factors.
Should you repair or replace your roof in Maryland?
The first step is to get a proper inspection to know the condition of the roof and to uncover any potential issues.. This will give you a better idea of how extensive the repair process would have to be, or if it may make more sense to opt for a partial or complete replacement of your roof.
Replacing shingles that have been damaged by weather or fallen tree limbs is relatively easy and affordable. However, unless you are using leftover shingles from your current roof, the replacement shingles may not match your existing shingles. That said, having shingles that don’t match is a small price to pay to extend the life of your roof.
If you have moderate to severe damage that is only on one side of the roof, it may be more cost-effective to opt for a partial replacement. A partial replacement can cost thousands of dollars less than a full replacement, and it will be easier to blend the shingle colors than it is with a traditional patch job. However, partial replacements are not always ideal as there are economies of scale that may make it make more sense to replace the whole roof. It depends on the design of the roof and what it ties into.
If you have decided to reroof, you will need to decide if you are going to tear off the existing roof or if you are going to install your new roof over the existing one. If you already have two layers of shingles on your roof, you are not allowed to put on another layer. If you live in an area with high winds, it may be best to opt for tearing off your current roof, because shingles that are directly fastened to the roof decking will be much more secure in the event of heavy winds.
What’s Best in the Long Run?
While the roof may be able to be repaired, it may make more sense to replace it. Any material that is installed on a repair project will literally get thrown in the trash can when you roof does get replaced so while it cost more upfront, in the long run saves money. It may be less expensive to do this, since you are only paying for labor costs for one complete package, instead of paying twice. It’s important to think about what is best for your roof as well as your pocket. Assess the damage and wear that your roof currently has and while you may have to make a tough decision, it’s in your best interest to make the right one. Roof Right often will quote a repair as well as replacement so you have complete information to make an informed decision.
About Roof Right
Repairing or replacing your roof can be a difficult process, but it doesn’t have to be! Roof Right, located in Carroll County, Maryland, works directly with clients to ensure that every step of the process is as straightforward and stress-free as possible. Since 1994, we have been providing excellent service to Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County and Montgomery County. Schedule a virtual estimate today!