Roof Repair vs Replacement: Which One Should You Do?

As soon as your roof sustains damage, it's crucial to get it fixed immediately. After all, it plays a key role in keeping your home safe and dry. Sometimes, though, there are cases where you need to determine whether the problem needs a simple patch-up or a complete replacement. 

Read on as Colorado Roof Toppers, your roofing and gutter installation expert, discusses how to decide on this situation.

Roof Age

How old is your roof? Most roofing systems last up to 20 years. If your roof is still new or in the middle of its life span, then it's wise to do the necessary repairs. However, if it's reaching the end of its lifespan and the warranty is about to expire, then a complete replacement would be a better solution.


The extent of damage to your roofing system will also help you determine whether you need a repair or replacement. You can perform a visual inspection to check its condition. Are there water spots or streaks in your attic? Perhaps there are several missing or damaged shingles on your roof?

If the damage is small, like a leak from one part of your roof, then repairs would be enough. But if the great portion of your roof is already deteriorating, then it may be already due for replacement. Your residential roofing contractor should assess your overall roof and recommend the best solution.


Of course, you also need to consider your budget. Roof repairs only cost hundreds of dollars, depending on the severity of the damage. Meanwhile, a roof replacement may cost anywhere between $6,000 to $15,000 depending on the size of the roof. 

While repairs are significantly cheaper than replacement, you should also take note of the risks of constant repairs. Sooner or later, you will still need to replace your roofing system to avoid compromising your safety.

If you're still unsure whether you should repair or replace your roof, Colorado Roof Toppers is here to help. We'll perform an in-depth inspection and listen to your needs to identify which is the best route to take.

Apart from roofing, you can also count on us for quality seamless gutters. Call us today at (720) 378-1901 or (970) 535-4128 to request an estimate. We serve Longmont, CO, and nearby communities.

by Denise Bart February 11, 2021