How Can You Tell If You Need A Roof Replacement Or Roof Repairs?

Posted on: 28 February 2022


Your roof is one of the most important aspects of your home or business and while it may not seem like it, it can be vulnerable to threats over time. From natural aging to events that can speed up the process considerably, you need to be pragmatic about your roofing to ensure that it is doing its job right and keeping you safe and snug from turbulent weather and excessive temperature swings. If you do spot some problems with your roof, you may be wondering whether you need a roof replacement or simply repairs, so here is a brief guide to help you narrow down your choice.


Depending on the material of your roof, roofing repairs might be a much easier choice than a full roof replacement. For example, many roofing services will suggest that for tiled roofs (no matter the type of tile), roofing repairs are much simpler and easy to accomplish. That is because they are individual pieces all working together to create a solid roof so you can replace and repair minor parts without affecting other areas. Metal and other roofs that are made out of one continuous piece of material are much trickier to repair only a section because the whole structure can be affected with corrosion or weakened, and so a full replacement is more likely.

External Or Internal

If the damage to your roof is mostly contained to the outside part of the structure, then you are more likely than not going to be able to get away with simply patching up the problem sites and moving on. If the damage has gotten inside, to the internal structures that hold up the roof and provide insulation and everything else, then you may need a more holistic replacement of your roof. That is why it can be hard to tell on your own without a roofing expert to analyze your current situation, so organize an inspection if you aren't sure.

Adverse Climate

If you live in an area that is quite affected by strong winds, heavy rainfall (or snowfall), or extreme temperatures, then it may be wiser to consider a full-scale roof replacement rather than just repairs. In these cases, you have to factor in the environmental consequences of only doing repairs, rather than just budgetary reasons. The last thing you want to do is find out in the middle of a hurricane-like storm that your roof is not as strong as you had hoped. 

Contact a roofing company in your area for more advice.