To repair a roof or not, that is the question. Actually, the question is based on whether the cost of the repair is worth doing it now or waiting a while. In which case, it is more like a gamble. And a wager that each homeowner makes virtually every day. Yet, when an obvious problem comes up, such as water trickling overhead, into your living space, the decision is easy: fix the leak! 😉
Our goal with this guide is to make sure you are better equipped for managing what really is an ongoing wager between your roof and the elements outside, along with the factor of time. Both the father time and weather elements like sun, strong winds, freeze-and-thaw cycles are essentially sabotaging all the good will, value, and hence the lifespan of your roof.
Do nothing between now and the next time your roof needs to be replaced, and the odds are against you. Sure, you might get lucky, but you also have an ample opportunity to make your own luck by taking proactive roof maintenance and repair measures early. — To be smart with the wager. — To keep the little problems as little and manage bigger problems with effectiveness.
We have lots of ground to cover, but let’s begin with the primary reason for this guide, the expected cost range for a typical roof repair:
- $150 to $400 for minor repairs
- $400 to $1,200 for moderate repairs
- $1,200 to $3,500 for major repairs
Did you know? Most homeowners spend between $300 and $1,200 for a roof repair, or an average of $650-$850 to fix a roof related issue.
Going beyond $3,500 is possible, but at that point a replacement roof could be your best bet. The average cost to install a new roof for a moderate sized home is $9,500+. While this is the worst-case scenario, in terms of cost, it does allow you to start anew. Still, our goal is to keep costs reasonable, while increasing value.