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To Repair or Replace? That is the question.

Uh oh.  You’ve got a leaky roof and you need to fix this problem fast.  You already know to call A. Brooks Construction Kanga Roof to tackle your roof related troubles, but will you need to repair your roof—or replace it?  We’ll be glad to come over and give you a 17 Point Inspection but here are a few things you should look out for when making this decision.  Before contacting A. Brooks Construction Kanga Roof you need to ask yourself a few questions.

How old is your roof?

A typical roof lasts 20-25 years and if your roof is nearing the end if it’s life expectancy you should consider replacing your roof entirely.  The older your roof will get the more leaks it’s bound to have.  Simply repairing an old leaky roof will end up draining your wallet in the long run. If your roof isn’t nearing its expiration date a simple repair might be just what you need.  Repairing a few shingles can even extend the life expectancy of your roof by an additional 10-15 years.

Are you planning on selling or renting your home any time soon?

A repair may extend the life of your roof—but how will it make it look?  Take a look at your roof now.  Does it look discolored?  Is it falling apart?  This might deter someone from buying or renting your home. Partially replacing a deteriorating roof with new shingles might make the older shingles even more of an eyesore.

What kind of damage do you have?

When your roof is suffering from wind damage or a fallen tree limb you might just need to repair a few shingles.  This is an easy fix and generally inexpensive.  If your roof is past it’s life expectancy, however, you should save money in the long run by replacing the roof entirely.

Why not replace part of your roof?

Thinking of getting a partial roof repair? You might want to reconsider.  Partial reroofing jobs may be more expensive per square (a 10′ x 10′ area) basis.  If your asphalt roof has two or more layers they’ll have to be removed.  In which case you might be facing higher labor costs.  Replacing your entire roof in one job is an affordable option that will also give your entire roof longevity.

Still having problems deciding between a roof repair and replacement? Feel free to give us a call at (215) 752- 6145 and we’ll help you make a decision.  We’ll be happy to give you a 17 Point Inspection!  Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home!  Choose A. Brooks Construction Kanga Roof today for all of your roofing needs!