Is it time for a roof replacement in Nashville or can you get by with another repair? That’s a difficult question to answer for some homeowners in certain situations. Of course, when your insurance company says your roof is damaged beyond repair, the decision is easy. However, when you’re paying out of your pocket for new roofing in Nashville, TN, the decision is a bit harder. Here are some clues to help you make the best decision.
Consider the Age of Your Roof
Although many homeowners think that just because their roof came with a 20 or more-year manufacturer’s warranty, that their roof should last that long. Unfortunately, most roofing in Nashville lasts less than the warranty may imply. The strong winds, heavy rains, hail and the hot summer sun all take a toll on your roof and age it. If you have 3-tab shingles that are more than 15 years old or architectural shingles between 20 and 25 years old, you should simply opt for a roof replacement in Nashville.
Look at the Size of the Damage & Repair Estimate
If more than about 25% of your roof has damage you should replace it. If you’ve done a significant repair in the past 12 months and add that repair to this repair and the area is more than 25%, we have the same advice, replace it. That’s a sign that your roof is failing and spending more money on repairs simply isn’t the best use of funds. We also use the 25% rule with the cost of the repair in most cases. If the repair would cost 25% or more of a replacement, don’t waste your money.
Don’t Have a Trusted Roofer in Nashville? Call Mobley Brothers Roofing & Renovation
With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and countless satisfied customers in middle and east Tennessee, we’re the company more homeowners trust with their roofing in Nashville, TN than any other. Call us at (615) 645-4500 or fill out our contact form for your free consultation and we’ll help you understand the pros and cons of a roof repair versus a roof replacement for your home (or business!).