How To Know Whether To Repair, Patch, or Replace Your Roof


By the time you recognize water damage on the interior of your home, water has long been finding its way through your roof. While a leak is an indication that some form of action is needed, it does not necessarily indicate that the whole of your roof needs to be replaced. Knowing whether you should repair, patch, or replace your roof can save you money in the long run and preserve the structural integrity of your home. 

When It’s Right to Replace 

Knowing when to fully replace your roof can be a difficult task. One of the easiest indicators that it is time for a full replacement is the overall age of your roof. If it’s been 20-25 years since your last roof was added, then, more than likely, it’s time to consider a full replacement. 

Another time to consider reroofing your house is right before you put it on the market. A new roof can increase your house’s curb appeal by 40% and might be the right investment if you’re looking to fetch a higher price at closing. 

When Patching Will Fix the Problem 

Has it been fewer than 20 years since you’ve had your roof replaced? Are the areas that you are having issues with isolated and confined to a certain section of your house? If so, then patching or partially replacing your roof might be the best option. An experienced roofer will be able to let you know whether a patch will do the job. One thing to keep in mind with a patch is that matching shingle color is often difficult. 

When Repairs are Required 

Your home’s first line of defense against rain and moisture are your shingles. If they are functioning as they ought, then your home’s integrity won’t be compromised. Sometimes repairing or replacing individual shingles is the best option. It’s cheaper, efficient, and helps eliminate issues before they become full-blown catastrophes. Missing shingles, leaks around pipe boots or chimneys, and damage caused by falling tree limbs are all good examples of times when it is better to repair than replace your entire roof. 

Sometimes you need a professional to help you evaluate the state of your roof. 

Partnership and integrity are two of the hallmarks of Timeless Roofing Solutions. We work with you to honestly evaluate your roofing needs and stand alongside you to ensure that we see the project through–structurally and financially. We can even help you navigate the insurance claim process. Let us know how we can help you today!