When you discover a leak in your roof or multiple shingles missing after a heavy storm, it's time to consider new roofing. The question is, should you repair the faulty spots or replace the entire roof? Here's how you decide.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Ever heard that saying? There is some value to just repairing the broken spots, especially if the repairs are minor and cost very little. On the other hand, what if the reason your roof is falling apart is that it needs to be replaced? Imagine how frustrating it would be to repair a section of your roof only to have an entirely different section fall apart during the next storm. Forking out a lot of money for a repair is pointless if you are just going to have to do it again in a month or two.

The bottom line

If your roof is due for a replacement anyway, it is much better to go ahead and do it rather than wait too long. Putting off replacing your roof could lead to further damage like leaks, which result in more repairs to other areas of the house such as flooring, furniture, etc. Small repairs can be taken care of on a case-by-case basis, especially if insurance is willing to cover them. But check your roof regularly to assess what shape it's in. Get a professional opinion, especially if you're about to get an entire section repaired. A professional can tell you whether or not it would be better to just go ahead and replace the entire roof. Call Blair Building and Remodeling at 205-991-8555 to get started.