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Knowing When To Repair or Replace Different Roofing Materials

Knowing When To Repair or Replace Different Roofing Materials

In many situations, the decision to repair or replace a roof is an easy one. If a single, isolated leak is found that affects only a small section of your roof, repair is often the better choice; if old age has taken its toll on your entire roof, replacement is the obvious choice. Unfortunately, roof repair vs. roof replacement is not always such an easy decision. In many cases, the best choice ultimately rests not only on the damage that is done, but on the roofing material you’re dealing with. The following information on common roofing material options is here to help you decide whether repair or replacement is right for you after damage occurs: www.proroofingnw.com

Repair vs. Replacement for Different Roofing Material OptionsPro Roofing NW Van

Again, some roofing material choices are better candidates for repair than others. With slate and tile, replacement is almost never the best choice. Unless your slate or tile roof is more than 70 years old, there’s a good chance that even extensive repair will be a better investment than installing an entirely new roof. On the flipside, with a wood roof fallen into disrepair or damaged enough to require extensive work, the best option might not only be replacement, but replacement with a different material.

Though there are plenty of homeowners who feel the low life expectancy and high maintenance needs of wood roofing are a fair trade off for its appearance, wood roofing has gone out of style for a reason! If old age has taken its toll on your wood roof, you should (at the very least) take a glance at the cost and performance of more durable roofing material choices before you decide to go with wood again.

Those in the know can’t say enough good things about modern metal roofing. Over its extremely long lifetime, metal roofing will rarely require repair (unlike tile and slate that, while characterized by the longest life spans in the roofing world, are also brittle, often leading to many smaller repairs over their lifetimes). Chances are, if your metal roof has aged long enough to require repair on any kind of frequent basis, it has already done its job for decades and should be retired and replaced. If a metal roof is damaged by impact, there is a high probability that repair will fix the damage for good and the roof as a whole will perform well for years to come.

Asphalt is probably the most difficult material to deal with when trying to decide whether replacement or repair is your best option. It is true that asphalt can be patched up over and over again, but it is also true that it is likely to age far more quickly than other roofing materials. The big benefit of an asphalt roof, however, is that it is so affordable, you can completely replace one several times over before you hit the cost of a single installation of other roofing material options.

When asphalt roofing is damaged or aging, an independent roofing inspector is your best friend. Not only will he or she be able to give you sound, impartial advice on what preventative measures can be taken to extend the life of your roof, they will also be able to give you an unbiased opinion of whether replacement of repair is the better decision.

Offering a Wide Range of Residential & Commercial Roofs

Pro Roofing NW offers installation of roofing systems throughout King County and other cities in Western Washington. We use only the highest quality roofing products in the industry, but what really sets us apart is the quality of our service. Serving both residential and commercial properties, our professional roofing team is backed by over 12 years of industry experience. We also continuously train on the latest innovations, safety standards, and eco-friendly practices. Additionally, our Kirkland roofers always take the time to educate customers like you about your options when it comes to roofing materials or coatings. Whether you are planning to replace an old, rotting roof or install a complete roofing system for a newly built home, we’ve got you covered.

Request a free, detailed estimate on any of our roofing systems. Call us today at (425) 598-0998!

Types of Roofs We Install

At Pro Roofing NW, we don’t settle for less than the best. We are the experts in removing and installing cedar shake roofs, composition roofs, metal roofing, and flat roofing.

Additionally, we only use the most trusted products from industry-leading brands such as:

All our roofing systems are backed by an unbeatable manufacturer’s warranty. And because we don’t want you worrying about your residential or commercial roofing system today and in the future, we will add our Lifetime Craftsmanship Warranty.

Start with a Free Estimate

Our Kirkland, Seattle roofers are looking forward to providing you with the best roofing system you will ever have. Get in touch with us today to request a free estimate and detailed proposal. Our sales guys have a mobile office, so they can assess your roofs right on the spot. All quotes are valid for 30 days after the initial consultation.

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