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The Costs of Replacing, Repairing, and Patching Your Roof

Posted on February 21, 2019

Moline Roof Repair and Replacement

The roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Not only does it protect your family and your belongings from the harsh outdoor elements, it can also help reduce the energy costs associated with cooling and heating your home. The older your roof is, the more likely it will be that your roof will need to be repaired or replaced. There are a few different reasons why you would choose to replace or just repair your roof, and cost is definitely a factor. However, there are also some other considerations you should take when deciding the right course of action for your home. 

The Cost

When it comes down to it, we know the cost of a project is a significant factor in the choice you make. Therefore, it is essential to know the extent of the project you are looking to complete. Certain projects can be done as a DIY and will not be overly expensive if completed that way. If you are looking to replace your gutters or switch out a few individual shingles that were dented or cracked in severe weather, it could be feasible to accomplish this on your own. A project like that, depending on the materials you are working with, could cost anywhere from $25 to a couple hundred, not including time and effort. If you have a few extra shingles or tiles left over from your roof's installation, that could also lower the cost of the repair.

A full roof replacement, on the other hand, will be a higher initial investment. Depending on the size of your roof, the slope and number of peaks, a complete roof replacement can range anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000, factoring in material and labor costs. While this number may seem quite large, over time, depending on your particular roof, it may make more sense to invest in a roof replacement, as it will pay off over time.   

The Choice

While the choice is ultimately yours, there are a few reasons that replacing your roof may be a better idea overall. Certain roofing materials only last for 20-25 years, meaning if your home is nearing to that age or is older than that, it may be time to preemptively replace your roof. Even if nothing is overtly wrong with it, sooner or later the roof will have to be replaced, and it is better to catch a problem before it becomes emergent and will cost you more money in potential lost personal items. 

Additionally, if your gutter or shingles need to be repaired, this could be a sign that there are more significant roofing issues at play. A broken gutter could have caused water damage, or more parts of the gutter system could be susceptible to breaking. However, these issues are not usually apparent to the untrained eye. Only a professional with the knowledge and experience can ensure your home is as safe as it can be.

Let Us Help

Whether you are looking to replace your roof entirely or are just looking for a repair job, you should err on the side of caution and hire a professional to help. We would be more than happy to give you a free estimate on your roofing needs, and to answer any questions you may have about your project. If you are ready to get started or would like more information, please feel free to contact us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (309) 762-6244 today!

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