How to Determine if You Need Replacement or Repairs

One of the major jobs you will have to take care of, as an Upper Saddle River homeowner, is roof replacement. Let’s face the facts, this is one of those things that most people dread.

It can get messy, loud and expensive. Plus, too many savvy consumers are leery when their roofing company tells them they need replacement.

There are, unfortunately, far too many unscrupulous contractors out there looking to make a buck who will give an erroneous diagnosis. If you are unsure of whether or not you need replacement or just roof repairs, there are some things to keep in mind.


Not sure if repairs will suffice or if it really is time to replace?

  • Longevity

Know the projected lifespan of the type of material your roof is made of. If someone is telling you that your roof is due for replacement, long before it should be time, there had better be a good reason. Don’t assume just because a person has a license that they are correct in their analysis.

  • Repair Cost vs Value

How much is the cost of repairs? If the repair expense is equal to or greater than the current value of your rooftop, it may make more sense to replace. It is often more cost-effective to replace and have no repair costs for a while, then to keep throwing money at repairs.

  • Severity

Take into consideration what has caused the need for repairs. For instance, many people assume hail damage is a quick and easy fix. Too much hail damage and it is easier and more financially savvy to just start with a new roof.


Of course, when in doubt, get a second opinion or, even better, make it a point to only work with reputable industry experts. Let iHome Designs take care of your service needs, in order to make certain that you get the best results.

One of the most important industry professionals you can have in your contact list is a roofer. Although we offer more than just roofing services, all of the work that we do is topnotch.

Call us now and schedule your service with our Upper Saddle River roofing company and rest assured you’re getting the best quality service there is.