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When to Repair and When to Replace

When it comes to your roof, there is no room for taking risks. A repair or regular maintenance may extend the life of your roof, while a complete replacement of a severely damaged roof will extend it even further. We’ve put together a few common roofing issues that beg the question: should I repair or replace?

Keep in mind that ultimately, every case is different and will require a unique solution that you and a roofing professional agree upon.


Certainly the more affordable option, roofing repairs will definitely solve your roofing problems. How long it will solve your roofing problems is another question. Here are some instances of minor and moderate roofing damages where we would recommend a repair over a replacement.


After a strong wind, you may find yourself gathering shingles that have been strewn across your yard. Before repairing the bald spots with new shingles, be sure that you have a professional check for any underlying damage that may have occurred.

It’s important to keep in mind that shingles will fade in the sun over time, so it can be tricky to match your new shingles to their surroundings. If you’re a perfectionist, you may want to look away for this repair!

Patching or Partial Reroofing

It’s possible to repair just one section of your roof that has been harmed. Partial reroofing is appealing to homeowners as the price is lower, the project is much less invasive than a whole new roof repair, and it will solve any contained issues your roof may have.

However be aware that, as with replacing shingles, it can be difficult to match patchwork repairs to the existing roof.


While the high price tag may make homeowners shy away from it, there are a lot of benefits to replacing your entire roof and in some cases, it may even be necessary.

Water Damage

Unfortunately, once water finds its way underneath your shingles and into your home, it is hard to come back. If gone unnoticed, water damage and moisture build-up will only get worse and require more costly work to be done. In this case, we would recommend a full roof replacement to prevent further water damage from occurring in your home.

Roof Age

As you’re weighing your options and deciding whether or not to do a full replacement, there are a few things to think about. First, how old is your roof? If the answer is over 15 years old, and your roof is showing signs of aging, it may have served its full time. Some of the most common signs of an aged roof include:

  • Curling shingles
  • Bald shingles
  • Sagging
  • Moss growth
  • Roofing debris in the gutter

If this sounds like your roof, it’s time to consider a replacement roof.

Curb Appeal

If you’re looking to spruce up the exterior of your home, a new roof will definitely take care of that for you. A new roof will turn heads, making you the talk of the neighborhood. Further, if you ever decide to sell your home, a newly replaced roof will make potential buyers happy knowing they won’t have to worry about it for a few years.


If you haven’t seen the replacement of a roof in a while, you’ll be shocked at the changes in materials that have been made over the past few years. You can choose from a wide variety of roofing materials and colors to match your home.

Call In Professional Roofing Services

We’re the professionals for a reason! Give us a call today at (702) 500-0670 to discuss your roofing options. Or schedule an appointment to get started with your repair or replacement today!