Roof Repair vs. Replacement

There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with owning a home. Ongoing maintenance is critical for keeping your home in the best condition and value possible. Roof maintenance is one of the key components of homeownership. Little problems can quickly escalate into major problems if not dealt with properly. What could be a simple repair can morph into a major renovation. Here are some tips to help you decide whether a roof repair or a roof replacement is the best option.

Leaky Roof?

Usually, the first sign of a leaky roof is water stains on the ceiling. Unfortunately, by the time you see these signs, damage can be extensive. In some cases, a leaky roof can be repaired. If damage has spread beyond a single area, it might be time to replace the whole roof. You might consider:

  • Age of the roof
    If your roof is fifteen or more years old, it could be more economical in the long run to replace the roof now.
  • Roof condition
    If it’s just one leak, a repair could be best. If you have multiple leaks, though, or curled, cracked, or missing shingles, a roof replacement is probably the better decision.
  • Roof damage
    Roof leaks can be caused by many things, including falling trees. If the leak was caused by some sort of damage, a replacement roof may be in order.

Some owners may find themselves repeatedly spending money on roof repairs and maintenance. For them, a roof replacement is the wise economical choice. The best way to determine whether you need a repair or replacement is to hire a roofing contractor you can trust. Chesapeake Roofing, Siding & Windows, Inc has been in business for more than 30 years. We service the entire Annapolis region, including Crofton and Severna Park, as well as Prince George’s and Howard Counties.

Roof Types

Most Maryland homes have a pitched roof. Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material, but some roofs are slate, metal, wood or composite material. Choosing the best replacement roof depends on your budget and aesthetic preferences. Today’s single-roof materials have evolved to mimic the look of natural materials for a fraction of the cost.

If you’re missing a few shingles, it can be difficult to match older styles. Replacing the roof with new shingles gives you a consistent look and comfort knowing your new roof will be accompanied by a long lasting warranty.