General RoofingResidential RoofingWhat You Need to Know About Patching Versus Re-Roofing Your Home

December 27, 2022by American Roofing
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Are you in the market for a roof upgrade?

If so, you’ve got two options: patching or re-roofing. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each option to help home owners make an informed decision about their roofing needs.

Patching Your Roof

Patching is an affordable solution that can be done relatively quickly and easily. This involves repairing cracks and weak spots in your current roof by laying down shingles or patches on top of them. The good news is that patching typically costs significantly less than re-roofing, since it requires minimal labor. However, patching does have its drawbacks. For one thing, it doesn’t effectively address more serious issues with your roof such as water damage or structural weaknesses. Additionally, patching may not increase the overall lifespan of your roof—in fact, if the patches don’t properly adhere to your existing roof material, they could cause further damage over time.

Re-Roofing Your Home

Re-roofing is a more comprehensive approach that involves removing your existing roof material and replacing it with new shingle material. While this process is more expensive than patching, it will provide you with a brand-new roof that should last for several decades before needing any maintenance or repairs. Additionally, re-roofing can help resolve any underlying issues with your home’s structure that could be causing problems with your current roof (e.g., water damage). The only downside to re-roofing is that it requires significant labor and can take several days (or even weeks) to complete depending on the size of your home and the severity of repairs needed.

Pros Vs Cons

There are both pros and cons to patching vs re-roofing your home when considering major repairs or upgrades. Patching is a cost-effective solution for smaller issues but may not provide a long-lasting fix compared to a full replacement of all materials involved in the project when choosing re-roofing as an alternative. Weigh both options carefully before deciding which route works best for you! Regardless of what option you choose for your home improvement needs, make sure you schedule with experienced professionals who know how to safely perform these services and guarantee quality workmanship on every job!

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