Roofing Problems: Is It Time To Repair or Replace?

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Posted on December 09, 2021

Roofing Problems: Is It Time To Repair or Replace?

If your roof is showing signs of damage, you may be wondering whether you need to replace the entire roof or if a repair is enough. Below we have listed what options would be better for you in a few different scenarios.

Schedule a Repair

Roof replacements can be costly and time-consuming. Lucky for you, not all roof problems require a completely new roof! Below we have listed situations where you would be better off just getting a repair.


Slight damage to your roof is no reason to panic and get a total roof replacement. If your roof is meant to last for many more years and is relatively healthy, then there is no reason to pay for a costly replacement. Roofs are built to last, so if there is only a small hole in what else is a structurally stable roof, it’s best to have an experienced roofer come and patch it up.


Very few homeowners have tens of thousands of dollars sitting around, waiting to be used on a new roofing system. If your budget doesn’t currently have room for you to do a complete replacement, you should have whatever damage occurred repaired if possible. If the damage to your roof is too significant for just a repair, we offer several different financing options so that you can replace your roof without breaking the bank.


If your roof was recently replaced or is brand new, you should get the damage repaired. Replacing your roof every time it’s harmed is costly and unnecessary. If your roof still has years of life remaining, a quick patch or tile replacement should be enough to do the job. If your roof was originally installed by Honest Abe, make sure to reach out to us and ask about our invest-once guarantee.

It’s Time to Replace

On average, repairs are far less expensive than replacing an entire roof, which is why many people opt for a repair. However, repairing a roof that has clearly reached the end of its lifespan may actually end up costing you more in the long run, while putting your home’s health in jeopardy.

Here are some instances when it’s better to replace your roof.


Nothing can last forever, so If you find that your roof keeps breaking, leaking, or showing signs of aging, it’s probably time for a replacement. It’s also good to keep in mind that not all materials have the same life span. Metal roofs can last from 40-70 years, depending on the material, while asphalt generally has a life expectancy of around 12-20 years.


If you see signs of structural damage to your roof, you should act fast and replace it, as that type of damage can threaten your family’s safety and lead to costly repairs. An excellent rule of thumb to know is that if the damages cover less than 30 percent of your roof, a minor fix is acceptable, but any more than that and you should replace it.


If you’re looking to sell your home, now is an excellent time to evaluate your roof’s condition and install a new one. If your roof is leaky, damaged, or discolored due to multiple roof patches, it might deter potential buyers.

In Need of a Roof Repair or Replacement? Call on Honest Abe Roofing

No matter your roofing needs, the experienced roofers at Honest Abe Roofing can offer you high-quality help with some of the best guarantees in the industry. We also know that fixing or replacing your roof can be expensive, so we offer financing options to ensure that you can get all your roof problems fixed fast!

Give us a ring today at (844) 298-4100 or reach out online for a roofing inspection and free estimate

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