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Roof Replacement vs. Roof Repair – What You Need to Consider

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Do you need to repair your roof? In many cases, a newer roofing system can be fixed without much of an issue, and you likely won’t have to deal with it for years to come. However, in some cases, even the best roofing systems will have to be completely replaced, if your roofer says so.


When do you have to replace your roof? In most cases, this happens when the roofing structure is too old and damaged. It might be that your installed roof (the top layer comprised of your shingles and flashing) is past its expiration date and has to be torn down and rebuilt. In this case, the process is standard, and even a less experienced roofer will be able to do it without a problem. In other cases, you might need to think of the underlying structure that’s comprised of the decking and underlayment, as well as other supporting elements that might be too old to properly support your roof.


Depending on each case in part, your best roofers in Northern VA will have to make the choice of what needs to be done after a detailed roof inspection. Then they’ll recommend whether you need to have your entire roof replaced, or just part of it. At other times, you could just have your roof repaired, if the issue is just some minor storm damage, or you need new flashing.

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