Patching a Roof versus Replacing It

Patching a Roof versus Replacing It

Maintaining your roof structure is an essential aspect of owning a home. After the November storms and tornados in North Texas, many residents and business owners are calling in regarding missing shingles and flat roof repairs.
Commercial properties that have a flat roof system require immediate attention for the function of the building and its occupants. However, many building owners face the dilemma between making simple repairs or replacing the entire roof system. Consider the pros and cons between patching up affected areas versus replacing the entire roof.

The first step is to have a professional inspect the roof system. At Joe Hall Roofing, our commercial roofing technicians are available to assess damages and determine long-term costs, where the damage is, etc.

The age of the roof can be a determining factor in patching versus replacing a commercial roof structure. If the roof has had a long lifespan, it is more beneficial to replace the roof altogether. When the roof structure is nearing the end of its lifetime, making multiple repairs can have a negative effect on the system. Replacing the roof system is the most cost effect long-term solution.

Other determining factors include the amount of damage and location of the damage. When a commercial roof suffers from fallen limbs or wind damage, patching the damaged area of the roof is a quick and cost effective fix.

The most important thing is to have a professional inspect the roof structure to ensure that it is intact and stable for occupants. Keeping the building a safe place is essential. Allow a Joe Hall Roofing expert help you determine whether your commercial roof system requires replacing or repairs.

Joe Hall Roofing is also available to ensure that residential roof systems are safe and structurally sound. Similar assessments are conducted on residential properties as commercial properties. When looking at a roof system, it’s important to look for location of the damage, depth of the damage, and cost benefit analysis.

When damages are significant to a small portion of the roof, having a partial replacement is a viable option. However, in certain cases, a complete reroof is necessary. A professional can determine whether the damage spans the entire length of the roof, how deep in the roof system the damage extends, etc.

Once an inspection is complete, you will have a better understanding of the damages and ways to proceed. When a roof shows signs of significant wear, it can be more cost efficient to invest in a new roof, as the crew is already there and has the setup complete. Life expectancy of a roof plays a huge factor in determining whether to patch or reroof.

Additional factors include North Texas weather, the home’s susceptibility to future damage, and the shingles’ wear and age. When you reroofing, Joe Hall Roofing can help you determine the best course of action to save you money and get the most out of roof system.