You have a few options when your roof suffers damage: you can repair it, patch it or completely replace it. Making this decision isn’t always easy, and it needs to be done quickly. After all, you need a fully intact roof to keep your family and belongings safe!
The good news is that we’re here to help. This post from the pros at Rhino Exteriors will help you make the decision between repairs, patching and roof replacement.
How extensive is the damage?
The first thing to consider is how badly damaged your roof is and the location of the damage. Minor damage to just one portion of the roof might only need a quick patch or some small repairs. Even if you notice a leak, repairs might still be an option. Conversely, replacement is the better choice if there’s major damage across the entire roof.
Be sure to consult a roofing contractor as soon as you notice signs that your roof is damaged or if you spot a leak. A professional will be able to tell you unequivocally if your roof needs to be repaired or completely replaced.
How old is your roof?
The lifespan of a roof depends on a few factors, including weather conditions and the material it’s made of. An asphalt roof lasts about 20 years, while a metal roof can go for up to 70 years before it needs to be replaced. If your roof is on the older end of things and appears to be damaged, we recommend roof replacement.
Although replacement is more expensive, biting the bullet and replacing it instead of kicking the can down the road by making repairs is a great investment.
What’s your budget?
As we just touched on, replacing your roof is quite a bit more expensive than replacing it. The total cost varies based on the size of your home, the pitch of the roof and the material you choose. But on average, Calgary homeowners can expect to pay between $3.50 and $5.00 per square foot for total replacement.
Again, the price for roofing repair and roof patching depends on the extent of the damage and the materials that need to be patched. The price can be anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand based on how much work is required.
So, if you don’t have the budget to replace your roof right now, you may be able to get by with making repairs for the time being. The only way to know is by having a roofing contractor assess your roof. Just be sure to get multiple estimates from different roofing contractors to ensure you’re not overpaying for the project.
Rhino Exteriors has you covered
Whether you need roofing repair or total replacement, be sure to hire our team at Rhino Exteriors. With decades of industry experience, a wide range of service offerings and fair and competitive pricing, we’re the go-to team for all of your roofing needs. Get in touch with us today to see what we can do for you.