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Repair Or Replace? Questions To Ask Your Roofing Company In The Kingston Area To Help You Decide

When you are experiencing ongoing problems with your roof, you may be thinking it is time to replace it. However, before deciding whether to replace or do a major repair job, some questions need to be answered.

When consulting with any roofing company, we highly recommend getting the answers to these questions before deciding how to proceed.

What Is The Age Of The Roof?

Consider the age of your roof and compare it to the expected lifespan of the roofing material intending to be used.  A standard shingle roof installed correctly and well-ventilated could last 25 years, just as a rough guideline.

Metal roofs are more durable in the long run, and estimates are that a well-installed metal roof has the potential to last anywhere from 30 to 60 years.

If your roof is still relatively new, check if the warranty issued by the installer will still cover it. If your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan, ask the specialists at DM Roofing in Kingston to assess the condition of your roof and give you professional advice.

Is The Roof Damaged?

The next thing to consider would be the extent of the damage to your roof. If your roof is beginning to fail only in certain areas, that may indicate that a repair is sufficient. However, if you have significant damage (either from time or due to a natural disaster like wind, hail or other severe weather conditions), it may be time to discuss replacing your roof.

How Long Do You Plan To Stay In This Home?

If you are not planning to stay in this home indefinitely, replacing the roof may not make sense.  However, when trying to sell your home, a roof in disrepair negatively impacts your selling price.

If you intend to stay long-term, a roof replacement should be considered. Your home will get a fresh new look, your roof will be compliant with any current building codes, and you will have warranties to cover your new roof for many years to come. If you do decide to sell the property along the way, a new roof will undoubtedly add to the curb appeal and value of the sale.

For professional advice on roof repairs or replacements, contact the professional, friendly team at DM Roofing today. We pride ourselves on our dedication to quality, and we are a BP-certified roofing company in the Kingston area.

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