Roofers tend to focus on roof replacements and not repair work. Roof repair is usually a smaller volume. This is how you can save thousands on your roof. Regular maintenance and repairs are the key to saving thousands.

Repair Cost Vs. Repair vs. Replacement

A repair or replacement can cost significantly more than a new roof. A typical roof repair costs $400-$500 to fix a leaky roof. Average roof replacement costs between $8,000 and $10,000 for an average house. Prices can rise significantly for steeper or more complicated roofs.

Don’t Get Taken Advantage Of

You need to trust your roofer. It can make all of the difference to have a reliable contractor who will guide you in the right direction.

A roof with a leak can be viewed, for instance. It is possible for the roof to have stains, making it appear that it needs to be replaced. A simple roof cleaning and some shingle replacements are all you need. You can make your roof look new again with some general roof maintenance. Your roof will last for 8-10 years.

These are the steps to take to save thousands of dollars on your roof

Get a roof inspection once or twice a year.

You should keep an eye on your roof to make sure things don’t change.

Ask a contractor to take photos of your roof and any issues. These photos should be kept on hand.

Ask the person who is with you to explain why it is necessary to repair.

Always seek more than one opinion.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.