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Weigh the Cost: Roof Repair Versus Replacement


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The Marietta area gets far more than the national average of rainfall every year, at 56.1 inches versus 36.5 inches. A homeowner facing the dilemma of shingle roof replacement versus repair needs to consider that rainfall. Most shingle roofs fail not from a single calamity, but from wear and tear. In the long term, there are times when roof replacement is a better investment than shingle roof repair. 

Timeline Considerations

If you plan to settle into your home for at least the next decade, talk to a trusted professional at Echols Home Improvements to determine the current condition of your roof.  If it is nearing the end of its lifespan, opting for a full shingle roof replacement will provide far greater peace of mind than repeated calls for repairs.

Here are a few advantages that come with a properly installed, new roofing system:

  • Warranty protection
  • Fiberglass-asphalt shingles are the least expensive roof to install
  • Security and comfort for approximately 20 years
  • Serenity knowing your new roof will not leak
  • Your choice of beautiful colors and styles

When Repair Is a Good Option

Roof repair is often economical for a minor roof leak, flashing issue, damaged chimney cricket, or similar small problem. If your home’s shingle roof is more than a decade old, it is in the twilight of its useful life. Expect a series of “small problems” like missing shingles, loss of granules, etc.

As a roof nears the end of its lifespan, the probability of leaks increases in frequency and severity. Old shingles simply fail in their task of shedding water runoff from the roof. A single popped roofing nail, leaving a tiny, 1/16th-inch hole, can allow water into your attic space during one rainstorm. That water will ruin insulation, set a foothold for mold and mildew, and weaken drywall in your ceilings.

When to Choose Roof Replacement

Echols Home Improvements helps homeowners understand the advantages of complete fiberglass-asphalt shingle roof replacement, beginning with the sheathing of your roof. We will tear off the old material, lay down fresh, new underlayment, install a water shield along the lower edge of your roof, and place beautiful, durable new shingles, all in a day or so.

There are a wide range of colors and styles to choose from to add value to your home and give it your own personal touch. We will also work with you on convenient financing to lessen the financial impact of complete roof replacement.

When you are debating roof repair versus replacement, contact Echols Home Improvements to let us help you understand your options.

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