The roof of our house is an integral part of the structure. However, it is unique in a sense that it requires more care and maintenance than most other parts of our house. Whether it is heat, rain, or snow, the roof of our house bears the brunt more than any other part of our house.
Due to this reason, the roof in our house often needs minor and major repairs. But when you should choose to repair the roof and when it is the time to replace it? Choosing between roof repair and replacement is not always easy. Repairing seems a lot cheaper than replacing the roof. However, there are times when repairing the roof becomes costlier than replacing it, at least if you calculate the long-term cost.
One important point to consider is the damage done to the other parts of the house due to the damaged or leaking roof. Many people often overlook this damage and do not account this cost. When choosing between roof repair and replacement, you should consider the related factors, like the inconvenience created by repeated roof leaks, the time you have to spend to call the repairman and have it repaired, and the monetary cost you pay for repeated repairs.
Many people do not have the expertise to choose between roof repair and replacement. It is often wise to call a professional and discuss your concerns with him. However, you cannot leave the decision entirely on him. Discuss the short term and long term cost of repairing the roof, and then compare it with the cost of replacing the entire roof. Now, consider your time and effort needed for the repair or replacement of the roof. With this information, you can make the right decision and save cost and hassle of roof repairs.