Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. If it’s not sound, you’ll have a big problem on your hands. That’s why it’s so important to keep an eye out for warning signs that you may need roof repairs. If you’ve noticed damage or think it may be about to happen, you should call a roofing contractor immediately to assess the situation. But how do you know if you need roof repair or roof replacement? The experts at Southern Quality Company would like to offer the following advice.

  • Consider the age of your roof. The lifespan of your roof will depend on the materials used. A traditional shingle roof can last up to 20 years. Metal roofs can last much longer. The older the roof, the more sense it will make to replace it rather than repair it.
  • Consider the type of damage. If a few shingles are missing, a roof repair job may be all you need. But if there’s more significant damage to the boards underneath, a total roof replacement may be necessary.
  • Consider your long-term plans. Do you plan to stay in your home for many years to come? If so, investing in a new roof may be your best bet.
  • Consider the cost. A new roof will be more costly than a few repairs. Think about your budget and what you can reasonably afford. Factor this in with your plans and the damage to your roof to arrive at the best solution for you.

Of course, a reputable roofing contractor can help you make the right decision. Southern Quality Company takes pride in offering honest advice to every customer we serve in Brevard, NC and Western North Carolina. We’ll do everything we can to repair or restore your roof if at all possible. But if a full roof replacement is needed, we’ll tell you upfront. We always have your best interests at heart. Call us today to learn more.