To keep your roof in top shape, it’s important to know the best course of action to take when something goes wrong. At Panda Contractors, we’re here to help you navigate the world of roofing projects—including the important question of when to repair your roof and when to replace it instead. 

Keep reading to learn more:

When to Make Repairs to Your Existing Roof System

Over time, your roof is going to sustain damage—it’s just a fact. However, the amount of damage will determine whether you simply need to make a few repairs or to instead replace the whole thing. If the damage done to your roof is minor, you’ll be better off having a roof repair team come out to your property instead of shelling out a bunch of money on a complete replacement. 

Speaking of which, it’s no secret that a roof replacement will be the much more expensive option. If your budget is tight, it may be better to hold off on a new installation and patch up your existing roof system for the time being. Plus, repairs are often much quicker than the replacement process.

Another sign that you should not replace your roof system yet is if you recently replaced it. A new roof is a big investment, so you should do what you can to see that investment through. On the other hand, you may have a historic or classic roof and want to maintain its architectural integrity. Repairs can help you there, too!

To summarize, here’s when you should repair your roof:

  • There are isolated leaks or damage.
  • You’ve recently replaced your roof.
  • You want to maintain the roof’s integrity.
  • You’re on a budget.
  • You’re on a tight schedule.

How to Know When It’s Time for a Roof Replacement

Even the highest-quality roof will eventually need to be replaced. When that time comes, Panda Contractors will be there to make the project a breeze. Depending on what type of roofing material you have, you should plan to replace your roof system after roughly 20 to 50 years on average—or even upwards of 100 years in the case of metal roofs!

There are other reasons to undergo a roof replacement even if your roof hasn’t reached its sell-by date. If your roof has sustained serious damage, sometimes it makes more sense to start fresh than to shell out a bunch of cash on multiple repairs. This can be especially true in the case of a hurricane or tornado.

You may also have to replace your roof to stay in line with modern building codes, which can change over time. On the other hand, you may decide you simply want a new look for your home’s exterior. A new roof can work wonders on your curb appeal! 

Here’s a good summary of when to replace your roof system: 

  • Your roof has reached its expected age limit.
  • There is extensive damage.
  • Your home was hit by a natural disaster.
  • You must comply with building codes.
  • You want to boost your curb appeal.

Start Planning Your Project with Our Southeastern Florida Roofing Team Today

If you’re ready to start planning your roofing project, get in touch with the local roofing company you can trust: Panda Contractors! With 40 years of experience under our belt, accreditation with the Better Business Bureau, and status as a GAF Master Elite Contractor, we’re the team you can count on.

Give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule a free roofing consultation today.