What are the Pros of Patching your Roof Versus Moving Forward with a Reroof?

Roof patching vs reroofing

The roof is one of the most important parts of a house, or any structure, for that matter. It protects everything inside the home from all the harsh weather elements, from extreme heat to heavy torrential rains.

When the roof is damaged, it is essential to get it fixed as soon as possible. Ignoring the damage can lead to other serious problems, such as flooding, damaged foundations, faulty electrical, and the growth of moulds and mildew.

When the roof is damaged, the homeowner must decide whether to have his roof patched or go for a reroof. Depending on the extent of the damage and several other factors, one is more favourable than the other.

Are you still deciding what to do with your damaged roof? We’re here to help. This article will discuss the pros and cons of each option and when is the best time to choose either.

Pros of patching your roof

Pros of patching your roof

Patching a roof involves the removal of a few damaged tiles or sheets from the roof. A replacement will then be measured, cut, and fastened down on those sections.

Patching is ideal when the damage covers only a small area. However, the roofing underlayment must be in good condition for patching to be an option.

Here are some benefits of getting the roof patched.

1. It is cheaper compared to a roof replacement.

If the damage only affects a small area of the roof and is not that severe, then roof patching is the more inexpensive choice. It is cheaper than having to replace an entire roof. Deciding to patch than replace the roof can save the homeowner a lot of money.

2. It prevents moisture damage.

Roof patching is an effective way to stop moisture damage due to a leaking section of the roof. If left unresolved, a small leaking section can lead to more expensive problems, such as faulty electricals and a weakened foundation.

3. It is part of a roof’s routine maintenance.

When a roof is regularly and religiously maintained, problems can be identified while they are still manageable. This is why roof patching is a cost-efficient part of routine maintenance. It resolves the issues before they blow up and cause major damage to the house.

4. It helps resolves small issues immediately.

Roof patching is not an overhaul job; it is quick and easy to do. It quickly eliminates inconveniences and threats from the roof.

5. It does not take long to do.

Roof patching reduces the time when the house is under construction, but still effectively resolves the problem.

Cons of roof patching

Cons of roof patching

Roof patching also has its own downsides. Here are the cons of resorting to roof patching.

· Roof patching can mask more severe roof issues.

Roof patching can make it seem like everything with the roof is fixed, all while more serious problems are underneath.

· A poorly done roof patching can lead to more problems.

Whether it is a roof patching or replacement, it must be done properly. Homeowners must be careful when choosing who will fix their roofs.

· It is a waste of time when the damage is severe.

When the damage is more serious, patching the roof will just waste time and money. It would only be a band-aid solution that will not resolve the problem.

· Matching the new patch with the existing roofing materials can be difficult.

It is important to ensure that the new roofing materials match the existing roof. However, even if the homeowner has saved the exact same materials from the construction, it will not guarantee an exact match. Roofs fade over time due to exposure to sun and rain. Therefore, achieving a seamless look for the roof with roof patching will take a lot of work.

Pros and cons of a reroofing

Pros and cons of a reroofing

Reroofing involves updating or replacing a structure’s existing roof. There are two ways to do a reroofing: roof overlay and roof tear-off.

In a roof overlay, the current roof is kept. A new layer is simply added over it, hence the name roof overlay. It is cheaper than a roof tear-off and takes less time to finish.

However, a roof overlay is only possible in some situations. For one, it cannot be done on a roof that has previously been overlayed. It also makes tracking leaks difficult.

As the name implies, a roof tear-off involves removing the current roof and replacing it with a completely new one. While more expensive, it can have more lasting results. Here are some of the pros of going with a roof tear-off.

  1. A roof tear-off will completely fix all problems and leaks.
  2. Its results last longer, as compared with a roof overlay.
  3. It adds to the home’s resale value should the owner decide to sell in the future.
  4. It reduces the needed repairs.
  5. The house will look better, increasing its curb appeal.
  6. It can improve the house’s insulation, resulting in energy cost savings.

When to perform reroofing?

It is crucial to know when a reroofing needs to be performed. The following are signs that a reroofing is necessary.

  • There is algae or moss.
  • There are multiple cracked tiles or sheets.
  • There are blind spots due to missing granules.
  • The roof is old (20 years old) and nearing the end of its lifespan.
  • The roof sustained severe storm damage.

It is important to choose a trusted and licensed roofing contractor. A correctly done reroofing lasts long and protects the home and its occupants. Licensed roofing contractors abide by safety and construction standards, ensuring high-quality reroofing.

One of the cons of reroofing is that it is more expensive and will take more time. However, it is a worthy investment, especially if it is the remedy that the roof needs.

Call Fussy Roof Restorations for your roofing needs

Call Fussy Roof Restorations for your roofing needs.

Showing your roof the love and care it needs can extend its lifespan. At the first signs of a problem, call your trusted roofing expert immediately. The roofing specialists at Fussy Roof Restorations are ready to assist you all days of the week. Call us on 1300 734 302, and we can talk about how we can help you with your roofing needs. You may also fill up this contact form and we’ll get in touch asap.

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