Quarve Contracting
Friday 8 August 2014

Is it Time to Repair or Replace That Asphalt Roof on Your MN Home?

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Have you noticed some spots on your home's roof that need attention?  When it comes to evaluating the long-term life left in the roof over your head, you need to be well-informed to make the decisions on what to do about it. Depending on the type of roof that you have as well as its age, it might be time to replace it if repairs seem like too much of a hassle and rob you of the money that you have. You need to decide whether or not the job is too large for the repair or if the replacement is the best option.  And there are other factors to take into account, such as how long you intend to stay in the home, if there any time left on your warranty (and the terms such as whether or not it is pro rated and if it covers labor or material only). Replacing asphalt shingles on your roof is an easy fix if there are only a few small problem spots. If you're missing just a few, replacing them would be the best way to go about this. Not only can it be done quickly, but it is extremely affordable. However, you might not be able to find matching shingles, and if your roof is old then it might not be worth it to try and hunt down matching material. If you're going to be living in the home indefinitely, then this might not be a big deal, but if you're going to be selling it then it could be a downside for a buyer. If the damage is significant then you're going to want to consider the price of paying for the repair compared to the price of just paying for a new roof all together. Not only that, but you might find that choosing a different type of roofing material might be more beneficial compared to replacing or trying to replace the existing roofing material.  Getting estimates to compare for both repair and installation of a new roof can help you make the decision.  Generally the recommendation is that if more than one-third of your roof needs repair, unless it's a relatively new roof that's subject to a warranty covering materials and labor, it is better to replace it. Is a New Roof Cheaper in the Long Run? In making your decision, you have to consider more than just the costs that are associated with installing a new roof.  Also take into account long-term costs, such as how soon will this new roof need replacement, and what kind of maintenance costs will there be.  Lastly, if damage to your roof was caused by storms, you may sustain the same kind of damage in the future since your home will still be in the same climate.  If the roof you have isn't holding up well to wind-driven rain or heavy snow, perhaps it's time to consider a different type of roof. Every situation is different, the extent of the damage is different and the age and look of your roof is different. You have to make the decision on what exactly you need to do for the life of your roof. You can determine the cost that it is going to take for each project, the life of the fix or the replace and your personal preference and then go from there. If you choose to replace the roof, consider going with a metal roof instead. You can keep the old roofing material right on the home and just have the metal roof installed right on top of it. Call us here at Quarve to get an estimate for both a new roof and to find out how much your repairs might be. It can be well worth it to know the prices that you're dealing with.763.785.1472. We are a MN roofing contractor that provides roofing services for the entire Minneapolis St. Paul metro area, including the following areas: Eden Prairie 55344, Bloomington 55431, Plymouth 55446, Eagan 55123 and Falcon Heights.55108.