Roof Patching or Roof Repair – Which is Best for You?

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Roof Patching or Roof Repair – Which is Best for You?

As a homeowner, increasing the lifespan of your roof may be top priority. The cost of a total roof replacement can be costly but routine maintenance can help avoid this and help increase your roof’s lifespan. 

Damage to your roof can include damage to the tiles and you may think that a quick fix, like roof patching may be beneficial. But quick fixes generally don’t last long and eventually roof repair by an expert is necessary.

Roof patching can be useful when your roof needs a minor repair. Some advantages to roof patching versus a roof repair would be that it is low-cost, quick and is an easy temporary fix. However, it is important to have an expert fully assess your roof to determine which is the best option for you.

Patch work, while the easy and most costly at the time option, may not help in avoiding any future damage. Patch work can be useful if there are few broken shingles in a small area; however, if the shingles have been broken for a long period of time and have caused water to leak through, roof repair will be a better option. 

It is important to determine if there is any underlying damage to other parts of the roof that may not be easily detected. Repairing the shingles will not keep the previous water leak from creating mold which is why repairing the entire damaged area will help in creating further problems and expensive repairs in the future.

Roof patching may serve as a temporary fix, but it can also lead to more frequent need for repair. If your roof is in need of further repair, patching will be a continuous process of re-patching over and over, potentially creating more problems and can then be more costly.

In order to determine if roof patching or a roof repair is necessary, a roofing expert will assess your roof thoroughly. By confirming the age of the roof, determining the extent of the damage and looking for wear and tear of the roofing material, a roofing contractor will be able to discern if you need repair. 

The decision between patching or roof repair will depend on the extent of the damage to your roof. If your roof is showing signs of damage, it is best to have things repaired now in order to save yourself money and further headache in the future.

We at Tesson Roofing & Exteriors, LLC are committed to providing excellent service and satisfactory results. We will thoroughly inspect the condition of your current roofing system and make the necessary action needed to fix any problems. We have developed efficient methods that provide for quick, easy and satisfactory results!

If you would like to learn more about roof patching and roof repair, give Tesson Roofing & Exteriors, LLC a call at 314-932-1042! Understanding the details of your project is a must and making sure that you have complete satisfaction is our top priority!