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Do I Need a Roof Repair or a Full Replacement?

Do I Need a Roof Repair?

Your roof is one of your home’s most important investments. But when the roof of your home is in need of repair, you don’t want to take any chances. Although most roofs are extremely durable, time eventually takes a toll, and damage from Minnesota’s long winters can be cumulative.

It can be hard to tell whether your roof needs to be completely replaced or whether you should simply invest in professional roof repair. At Perfect Exteriors of Minnesota, we offer residential roof repair and replacement your home. Here’s how you can tell if it’s time to replace your roof:

  1. Consider your roof’s age.

    If your roof was installed in the past decade or so, it’s still considered relatively new. In fact, it may even still be under warranty. However, if your roof is getting near to the end of its original warranty term or is starting to show its old age, it’s probably a good idea to consider replacing it entirely to avoid risking serious damage to the inside of your home in the future.


    However, the longevity of your roof’s life entirely depends on potential damage as well as the roofing material used. Keep in mind that metal roofs last years longer than asphalt shingle roofs. However, the longevity of your roof’s life entirely depends on potential damage as well as the roofing material used. Keep in mind that metal roofs last years longer than asphalt shingle roofs.


  2. Look for signs of interior damage.

    A good roof will protect the inside of your home against moisture intrusion and air leaks, but if your roof has extensive damage, you may have problems with both water intrusion and air intrusion. Take a look in your attic. If there are any visible water leaks or obvious signs of damage in your attic, you’ve got a serious problem with your roof and should consider replacing it.

  3. Assess your roof’s outward appearance.

    If your roof has a few errant shingles, a repair may be enough to get you by for a little while. But if your roof’s damage is extensive, it’s really time to consider replacing it. Examine your roof for torn, bent, and missing shingles. If the problems are significant, talk to our team about options for replacing your roof.

  4. Consider the long-term expense.

    Perhaps the biggest factor in whether your roof should be replaced is if the long-term cost of repairs are going to be worth it. Every time you repair your roof, you’re essentially postponing the inevitable. Problems with your roof can lead to damage in your home, as well. If you’re able to get a warrantied new roof now, you may be saving yourself a financial headache in the long run.

Perhaps the biggest factor in whether your roof should be replaced is if the long-term cost of repairs are going to be worth it. Every time you repair your roof, you’re essentially postponing the inevitable. Problems with your roof can lead to damage in your home, as well. If you’re able to get a warrantied new roof now, you may be saving yourself a financial headache in the long run.

Minnesota Roofing Contractor

If your roof is ready for a complete replacement, our roofing contractors at Perfect Exteriors of Minnesota can help. We offer several options including asphalt shingle, cedar shake, and steel roofs.

Our team of roofing contractors can inspect your roof and let you know what the best option is for your home. We even offer free storm inspections with no obligation! To connect with our team, call us at (763) 271-8700 or message us on our online contact form to find out more about how we can help.