When you live in an area prone to hurricanes, you’re often faced with unique challenges as a homeowner. If your roof has been damaged by a hurricane, you’ll need to choose between repairing the damage or replacing your roof altogether. This is not always a simple decision. You’ll need to take several factors into account, including:
- The age of your roof
- The extent of the damage to your roof
- Your budget
- Your desired timeline
1. Roof Age
2. Severity of Damage
Of course, your budget will also play a significant role in your decision to repair or replace your roof. As you may expect, repairing your roof is generally more affordable than replacing it completely, making replacement the preferred option for most homeowners whenever possible. Unfortunately, sometimes the situation demands a full replacement. In the event of a hurricane, the cost of replacing or repairing your roof may be partially or fully covered by your insurance.
It’s also a good idea to consider the long term cost trade-off between repairing and replacing. If your roof requires frequent repairs, it may actually be more cost-effective to replace your roof — even if you’ll pay more for the replacement up front than you would for a single repair.