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Roof Repairs vs. Replacement: Which Is Right for You?

Updated: Jun 25, 2020


Is your roof is damaged or showing signs of wear? Some homeowners struggle with the decision of whether they should pay for a repair or invest in a new roof. While it may be ok to make small repairs on a roof that is only a few years old, it’s often a better choice—and much more cost effective in the long run—to invest in a replacement.


Here are a few reasons why:


Curb Appeal Unless your roof is very new, it can be difficult to perfectly match your existing shingles. That leads to a patchwork effect that diminishes the curb appeal and value of your Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Norfolk area home.


Hidden Damage Can Be Missed Patching up a spot on your roof may stop a leak, but it might not reveal all the damage that’s been done. What does that mean to you? It means that your deck boards could rot or that mold issues could occur—and they may not be identified for years. That could lead to structural damage and other very expensive repairs.


You’re Going to Have to Replace the Roof at Some Point Let’s say your roof is 10 years old when you notice a leak in your attic. You could patch the spot for several hundred dollars (or more depending on the extent of the damage) or replace the roof. Since your roof is already exhibiting early signs of failure, you’re going to need a new roof in the next 5 years or so anyway, so paying for a short-term fix is almost like throwing money away. Instead, make the investment now in a roof that will provide decades of reliable performance.


Are You Worried About Budgeting for Your New Roof?

Being a homeowner means making investments in your home, but it can be difficult to budget for significant updates like a new roof, especially if the need for a roof replacement is unexpected.


Integrity Roofing makes it much easier by providing a premium roofing system for as little as $1 down and payments as low as $86 a month.


Want to know the best part?


Your new GAF roofing system will be covered for up to 50 years by one of the strongest warranties in the industry, so you won’t have to worry about the performance of your roof for decades. In fact, this may be the last time you’ll ever have to replace your roof.


Let’s start a conversation about your roofing needs. Contact Integrity Roofing today to schedule a FREE in-home consultation with a Hampton Roads roofing professional. Call 757.500.8568 or click the Get a Quote button below now. You can also like our Facebook page to be among the first to learn about special promotions and limited time offers.




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