Whether you’ve experienced storm damage or noticed your roof is starting to show signs of wear, deciding on a roofing solution can be difficult.
A full roofing replacement can be overwhelming, but in the long-term, a roof replacement might be your best option when compared to a repair, which oftentimes is a temporary fix for a more significant issue.
How your roof holds up over time is an integral aspect of your home, so weighing your roofing options is important before jumping into a complete roof replacement project.
Do I Need a Roof Replacement?
Our goal is to help remove the guesswork of whether or not you need a complete roof replacement, or if a roof repair is the route you should consider.
There are many factors to be considered when looking into whether you need to replace your entire roof, or just have a simple repair completed. Let’s take a look at some of those factors.
Roof Damage & Neglected Repairs
Has your roof significantly deteriorated over time because of normal wear and tear due to weather? Have you delayed replacing faulty shingles, loose flashing or ignored signs of poor attic ventilation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a roof replacement might be in order.
If your roof is still fairly new and you’ve noticed an issue, then a roof repair is needed and should be completed promptly. Of course, new roofs are not exempt from needing to be replaced. If your new roof was incorrectly installed, you may need a complete roof replacement due to damage.
Knowing the age of your roof is helpful to both you and your Virginia Beach roofing contractor. Older roofs generally require a complete replacement, more so when a roof has surpassed 80-85% of its lifespan.
The type of shingles installed on your roof can serve as a guide for knowing when it’s time for a roof replacement.
For example, a three-tabbed shingled roof will need to be replaced sooner than architectural shingled roofs. A longer lifespan is due to architectural shingles being a higher quality roofing material when compared to basic 3-tabbed shingles.
Learn more about the best shingles for a Virginia Beach roof replacement here.
Here is a look at the common lifespan of different types of roofing.
· Composition Shingles: 12-20 Years
· Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 Years
· Wood Shingles: 20-25 Years
· Rubber Roofs: 30-50 Years
· Metal Roofs: 50-75 Years
Budget & Planning
Is a roof replacement necessary? This is a dilemma every homeowner will experience at least once while owning a home.
Common questions from homeowners include:
· Will a roof replacement be worth the cost in the long-term?
· Is a roof replacement in the budget?
· Should a roof replacement be delayed and repairs be completed instead?
· Is delaying a roof replacement going to cause more damage?
While many homeowners may opt to have multiple repairs completed over a number of years, some homeowners unintentionally create larger issues if a repair is done incorrectly, or if a damaged area is incorrectly assessed.
While roof replacements can be a significant cost, it is important for homeowners to remember that replacing your roof is both an investment and a necessity that will add value to your home in the long-term.
Many Virginia homeowners do not have the funding readily available to replace their roof. Because of this, many Virginia homeowners may seek alternative methods of payment, including:
· Home Equity Loans
· Working with an insurance company (if damage related)
Learn more about what a roof replacement costs in Virginia Beach here.
How do I schedule a Roof Replacement Estimate?
Looking for the right Virginia Beach roofing company is vital to feeling confident with your decision to replace your roof. The skill and experience of your contractor can affect the quality of your roof and its lifespan.
The first step in the process is to schedule a complete roof inspection. A roof inspection will provide you with an expected cost of a roof replacement.
Once the roof replacement estimate is completed and you have scheduled with your roofing contractor, it’s time to pick the aesthetic for your home. Choosing the correct shingle for your home can add curb appeal and superior functionality. Click here to learn more about picking the correct shingle for your roof (hint: architectural shingles are our #1 choice!).
Virginia Beach Roofing Company
If you’re searching for the right Virginia Beach roof replacement company, look no further! Contact Seaboard Construction today to schedule your free roof estimate!