Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

How can you tell if your roof can still be repaired or if it needs to be replaced altogether? Well, decisions like this are made on a case-by-case basis—it ultimately depends on several factors. 

While assessing the extent of the roof damage, professional residential and commercial roofing contractors will usually take into account: 

The Roof’s Age and Remaining Estimated Lifespan


It’d be a good idea to start planning a roof replacement if your roof is nearing the end of its estimated lifespan. As your roof approaches the end of its lifespan, it starts to suffer more breakdowns that will require more frequent repairs. At a certain point, it simply makes more practical and financial sense to replace your roof. 


The Climate, Extreme Weather Events and the Quality of Roof Installation 


All roofing materials have estimated lifespans, but these vary depending on several factors such as their suitability to your area’s climate, extreme weather events and the quality of the roof installation itself. For instance, asphalt shingles —the most popular roofing material on the market—usually last 20 years, but they’re not likely to last this long if they’re of low quality or they were installed improperly. That’s why if you’re planning a roof replacement, it’s best to stick to reputable brands such as GAF® and hire certified contractors. 


Here’s a tip: GAF shingles installed by Master Elite® contractors are eligible for exclusive warranties that offer more protection and value for your money. Consult a GAF-certified contractor to learn more about your options. 


Irregular or Improper Maintenance 


Irregular or improper maintenance is the most common culprit behind a shortened roof lifespan. Routine inspections help ensure relatively minor roof damage is detected and roof repair work is conducted as soon as possible to mitigate roof damage and prevent it from affecting other parts of your home. 


Texas Traditions Roofing, a GAF Master Elite® residential contractor, offers a wide range of professional roofing services. To get schedule a consultation, call us at (512) 415-4590 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Round Rock, TX, as well as the surrounding communities.