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Ask the Dayton Roofing Specialist: When to Replace & When to Repair

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Should I Replace or Repair My Roof?

When it comes to the question of replacing or repairing your roof, it’s best to ask a Dayton roofing specialist. A trusted roofing professional will have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to walk you through a thorough cost-benefit analysis. To help you get started, our team has compiled a list of questions to ask as you navigate the process.

Where do I begin?

When determining whether to replace or repair, it’s best to start with a cost-benefit analysis. Essentially, a cost-benefit analysis involves comparing the benefits of a decision and the associated costs. An analysis is critical to helping you determine whether to opt for a repair, or to go forward with a roof replacement. While a Dayton roofing specialist will be the best help, here are a few questions to ask: 

1. How long do you plan to own the property? 

A quality roofing system will last a long time, but nothing lasts forever. The current age of your roof and how long you expect to stay will influence your decision about repairing or replacing it. For newer roofs, a repair can be a good option. For older roofs, there are a few things to consider. Property owners looking to sell in the next few years might opt for a repair, as a repair is less of an investment. However, a replacement might be a worthy investment for property owners looking to stick around. A professional with experience in the area will be able to help you weigh the pros and cons of each, so it’s a good idea to get intouch with your go-to roofing contractor.

2. How much would a repair vs. replacement cost?

Whether your roof has been severely damaged or is simply nearing the end of its expected lifespan, it’s important to compare the cost of a repair vs. a replacement. Once a roofing contractor has come out to inspect your property, we recommend comparing quotes for the cost of a repair and a replacement. While a replacement can be more costly, it may make more sense in the long run. 

3. How many years will a repair last? 

The cost of a new roof is one of the biggest considerations for property owners when it comes to a repair vs. replacement. However, it is important to think long-term. Ask your roofing contractor how many years you will be able to get from a repair versus a replacement. If a repair won’t last long, you might avoid a failing roof and consider a replacement.

4. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Generally, the question of whether to repair or replace your roof comes down to total cost of ownership, or TCO. TCO includes costs for installation, repair, maintenance costs over the lifespan of your roof. When weighing the pros and cons of a repair vs. replacement, you want to make the most cost-effective decision. An expert roofer will be able to evaluate your roof and make the best recommendation when it comes to repairing or replacing your roof! 

Still wondering which is the best choice for your bottom line? 

Let the experts at JW Roofing help you make this decision. We are the top team of roofing contractors in Dayton, Ohio. With 35+ years in the home improvement business and 16 years since the start of JW Roofing, we will provide a thorough analysis of your situation and offer you the best advice. If the cost of a replacement is more than you can afford at the moment, no problem! We offer financing options. Learn more about how our partnership with Synchrony Financial can help you protect your property. 

Schedule an Inspection Today! 

The best way to determine whether you’re in need of a roof repair or replacement is to ask an expert. The JW Roofing team aims to provide nothing but the highest quality of service and workmanship.  Book an inspection online with us today! 

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