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Pros and Cons of Patching Your Roof vs Replacing It

Your roof is an essential component of your home’s structure, protecting it from the natural elements, and keeping you and your family safe and dry. Over time, even the best-constructed roofs will need repairs or replacement. If you’re a homeowner that’s faced with a roofing issue, you may be wondering whether you should patch or replace it altogether. Continue reading our blog to learn the pros and cons of patching your roof versus replacing it.

Patching Your Roof – Pros

One pro for patching your roof is that it’s typically less expensive than replacing it, especially if the damage is minor. Small leaks, a hole, or worn out spots on a roof are a few examples of minor damages. Another pro, is that if you are planning to sell your home in the near future, patching your roof can be a temporary solution to improve its appearance and function.

Patching Your Roof – Cons

As there are many cons to patching your roof as pros. A temporary fix is not always the best solution and your roof may need to be replaced in the future anyway. Also, patching only addresses the specific area of damage and does not address any underlying issues with your roof. If you are planning to sell your home, a patched roof may reduce its value as buyers may view it as a potential issue.

Replacing Your Roof – Pros

One of the pros of replacing your roof is that a new roof can improve the overall performance of your home including energy efficiency and protection against the elements. A new roof will typically last longer than a patch job and may come with a warranty from the manufacturer or installer. Installing a new roof can increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Replacing Your Roof – Cons

Replacing your roof can be a significant expense, depending on the size of your home and the materials used. A roof replacement can take several days or even weeks, depending on the extent of the work. Construction of your roof can be a disruptive process as well, especially if you and your family need to remain in the home during the installation.

Contact Armor Construction Inc

At Armor Construction, we understand that your roof is crucial to the protection, structural integrity, and overall value of your home. An updated and properly installed roof enhances the curb appeal and protection of your home. If you are interested in upgrading your roof, contact us today!