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Roofing 101: Repairing v Replacing

Sometimes you can do preventive care to take care of your roof, but even then, it looks old. Your roof may be looking worn and you may be wondering if it’s time to repair our roof or replace it.

Here are some ways that you can tackle these big questions.

Before we talk about when to consider repairing or replacing your roof, it’s important to understand the signs of roofing damage.

Roofing damage may not always mean that you should get a replacement, but it’s important to know what to keep an eye out for. Here are some common roofing warning signs:

  • Sunlight peeking into your attic
  • Sagging or discoloration on the ceiling
  • Algae or moss growing on the roof
  • Missing, curling, or cracked roof shingles
  • Rotting fascia board or exterior siding
  • Water damage near walls and ceilings
  • Roof debris in gutters

So when should you repair or replace it? Before we go into the specifics for each, it’s important to note that repairing your roof will only delay problems and could result in even bigger issues in the future.

Here are some ways to judge what route to take when it comes to your roof.

  • Your Roof’s Age
  • Roof Leaks
  • Extent of Damage
  • Geographical Area
  • Cost
  • Warranty need
  • Quality of the Solution

When to Repair Your Roof

Repairing your roof can be a good option if there is only minor damage to an area of your roof. This could include a couple of shingles being damaged or wind damage.

If there is moderate damage, there’s a possibility that repairing your roof could save you a lot of money. However, this could limit curb appeal because part of your roof will look different from the rest.

In addition, repairs affect your roof’s warranty and may also increase your chances of having a leak.

When to Replace Your Roof

Though a new roof can be expensive, it can save you a lot of money in the end. It’s best to take care of your roof to the best of your ability as it’s an important part of your home. There are also several benefits to having a new roof.

  • Sale Value Proposition
  • Transferability need
  • Algae Prevention
  • Durability
  • Curb Appeal & Look
  • Increase Energy Efficiency
  • Decreased Anxiety & Worry for Peace of Mind

Deciding whether to repair or replace can be an important decision and should not be made alone. It’s important to A-Rite Construction is here to help you with all of your roofing questions. We bring the expertise and experience to each of your roofing needs. Give us a call at 715-551-2239 or contact us at

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