Roof Repair Cost: Minor and Major Repairs in 2022

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.

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How to Repair a Leaky Asphalt Shingle Roof – DIY Guide

In this guide, you’ll learn the basics of asphalt shingle roof repair:

  • Finding the leak
  • Repairing damaged shingles when possible
  • Removing and replacing damaged asphalt shingles
  • When it makes sense to replace the entire roof or section
  • The cost of asphalt shingle replacement

Have you had that “uh oh” moment when you look up at the ceiling and are hit with the tell-tale signs of a leaky roof? The drywall is wet, maybe stained too. Or water is making its way through a light fixture, and drip, drip, dripping onto whatever lies beneath. That’s definitely a problem, but we’ve got the solutions right here.

Visually inspecting your roof from the ground using binoculars is something you should do after every high-wind event, and that’s often all it takes to discover the mauled or missing shingles, hopefully before a leak develops.

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Either way, your roof is the home’s most important defense against the elements, and leaks must be stopped immediately. If they’re allowed to continue, extensive water damage, rotting wood and mold that is difficult and costly to remove will result.

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Roof Maintenance: Shingles Inspection, Attic, Gutters, Ice Dam Prevention

Asphalt is one of the most popular materials used in residential roofing. Statistics suggest that roughly 80% or four out of every five homes in the US are covered with asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are affordable, look good, and hold up reasonably well against the elements.

Roof in need of a maintenance or replacement due to cracks or thermal splitting in asphalt shingles

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A roof is a big investment for homeowners, and it’s important to protect your investment by conducting regular, thorough maintenance. A little roof maintenance goes a long way toward extending the service life of your roof and a thorough inspection will find small problems to fix before they become big repairs with expensive price tags.

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