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Roof Makeover

When Does Your Roof Need a Complete Makeover?

The time eventually comes when you must make home repairs. When you’re a homeowner maintaining your home is key, and the roof is no exception. Most of the time, the roof repairs will be fairly minor ones, the kind you can easily fix yourself. However, at other times, the damage can accumulate to such an extent, that you are better off with a complete makeover rather than trying to repair it.

When does your roof need only a small repair, and when does it need a complete makeover? Who are the best roofing contractors in Detroit? What will my roof repair cost? Ridgecon – Roofing Above All will help you find out in this article!

Is the cost worth the hassle?

Occasionally, the damage may seem small, but it can be a big gamble if you delay getting it repaired. It’s better to keep small problems small and to manage bigger problems effectively.

Speaking in numbers, homeowners in the U.S. spend between $300 and $1,100 for a roof repair, so the average is around $650. Everything between $1000 and $3000 is considered a major makeover, but at that point, maybe a new roof would be the best solution. While the latter is much pricier and generally the last case scenario (cost-wise), it will guarantee that the new roof has no problems.

Roof Repair and Makeovers

Repairing leaks in a roof is considered to be a typical task in the roofing industry. Seal the leak, replace shingles, seal the shingles. This is a fairly simple and common problem, but this can also get complicated. The average cost of such a repair is around $150, but it can lead to much higher expenses, depending on the extent of the damage. Sometimes, you just need to fix improper installation. With metal roofs, for instance, this means fixing loose seams or addressing damaged fasteners. This can be a more demanding task, still not that complex.

A common problem, apart from leaks, is when the roof’s shingles suffer from ice damming. When the snow melts on the roof, it usually builds up on it and freezes before it can get to the ground. Icicles may be nice to look at, but the excess ice puts stress on the roof’s structure. Depending on the extent of the damage, a small repair can be the best option, but if it’s more serious, you might opt for a new roof installation.

Many problems with shingles call for minor repairs, still, sometimes it can become more extensive, but these usually take months to build up, or need really harsh weather conditions to happen. Minor problems can be solved easily, while a bigger damaged area might call for more drastic measures.

Valleys can also get damaged, usually be the wind, heavy rains or fungus build up. These are fairly small repairs.

A sagging roof is a common problem, and depending on the extent of the damage, it can be solved by either a small repair or complete makeover. A complete makeover is necessary if the roof has been stressed over long periods of time.


The best course of action is to assess each problem right from the start. Even minor damage can lead to more severe problems which then call for drastic measures. Occasionally, small problems can turn into huge issues in a blink of an eye, especially when the roof materials are old. Regular inspection and professional consultation can always help with keeping track of these things.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any concerns regarding your roof, especially if you’re considering roof repair Detroit services.