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Repair, Patch, or Replace: How to Know What’s Best for Your Roof

Posted on June 2, 2023

Repair, Patch, or Replace: How to Know What’s Best for Your Roof

A roof is a critical part of any home, and it’s important to make sure that it is in good condition. If you’re experiencing problems with your roof, you may be wondering whether you should repair, patch, or replace it.

In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between roof repair, roof patching, and roof replacement, as well as how to determine which option is best for you. We’ll also provide tips on how to maintain your roof so that it lasts as long as possible!

What Goes Into Roof Repair?

Roof repair is usually a fairly straightforward process. The first step is to identify the source of the problem. Common issues include leaks, holes, and cracks. Once the problem has been identified, your roofer will make the necessary repairs.

In some cases, roof repair may involve simply patching a hole or replacing a few shingles. More serious problems, such as a large leak, may require more extensive work, such as replacing the entire section of roofing material.

What Goes Into Roof Patching?

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Roof patching is similar to roof repair, but it is usually used to address smaller issues. Common problems that can be fixed with patching include cracks, holes, and damaged shingles.

Patching is generally a fairly simple process. Your roofer will first identify the source of the problem and then make the necessary repairs. In most cases, patching only requires a few materials, such as new shingles or sealant.

What Goes Into Roof Replacement?

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Roof replacement is usually necessary when a roof is beyond repair. This may be due to extensive damage, such as from a severe storm, or because the roof has reached the end of its lifespan.

There are instances however where replacing a roof with minimal damage may be necessary. In an effort to provide uniformity, many states (including Ohio) have passed insurance regulations known as a “matching clause”. These clauses state: “an interior or exterior loss requires replacement of an item and if the replaced item does not match the quality, color, or size of the item suffering the loss, the insurer shall replace as much of the item as to result in a reasonably comparable appearance.”

If you believe your roof does not meet the criteria of uniform and consistent appearance in your neighborhood, contact us today for a free inspection. We will work directly with your insurance company to replace your roof at a minimal cost to you. 

Roof replacement is a major project and should only be undertaken by experienced professionals. The process usually involves removing the old roofing material and installing new material. In some cases, the entire roof structure may need to be replaced.

How to Determine Which You Need

In most cases, it is fairly easy to determine whether you need roof repair, patching, or replacement. If you have a small problem, such as a cracked shingle, then roof repair will likely suffice.

If you have a more significant issue, such as a large hole or leak, then roof patching or replacement may be necessary. Ultimately, the best way to determine which option is best for you is to consult with a professional roofer.

Maintaining Your Roof

No matter what type of roof you have, it’s important to take care of it. Proper maintenance will extend the life of your roof and help to prevent problems.

Some simple maintenance tasks that you can do on your own include regularly cleaning your gutters and inspecting your roof for damage. You should also have your roof inspected by a professional at least once a year.

By following these tips, you can keep your roof in good condition for many years to come!

If you have any questions about roof repair, patching, or replacement, or if you need help with maintaining your roof, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you!