Maintenance is the name of the game when you’re a homeowner. You have to be prepared for emergencies, ready for repairs and have an emergency fund ready to go. In the case of your roof, however, when should you have repairs done versus replacing it entirely? Since it all costs money, it can be tough to know what to do and when.

As siding contractors, we’ve been involved in the roofing industry a long time. Keep reading for 4 reasons to consider having a new roof installed.

  1. If you’re constantly on the phone scheduling repairs, or you’re spending weekends doing it yourself, it’s time to look at replacement. While one repair isn’t a big deal, years worth of repairs can add up to a truly staggering amount of money spent.
  2. A roof that’s old or damaged can end up becoming hazardous to you and your family. You can face obvious dangers like a roof collapse due to the structure degrading. A more likely and more insidious threat is the spread of mold colonies, which can create problems with breathing and allergies.
  3. Simply, and obviously put, a damaged or deteriorating roof won’t work as well as a new one. A roof is supposed to be a protective barrier against the elements, and it’s supposed to prevent leaks and extremes in temperature from infiltrating your home. With a new roof, odds are your energy bills will drop due to its efficiency.
  4. By having your roof fully replaced, you’re also increasing the curb appeal of your home overall. A new roof can increase the value of your home by hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.