The truth about patching your roof
When you notice a spot needs to be patched on your roof there is normally a much larger issue that needs to be taken care of. A quick patch will only turn into multiple quick patches and inevitable harm a much larger interest, your home. That is why when you decide to patch you must come to the realization that this is just damage control and will not fix the real issues.
Patching will decrease the value of your home. When there comes a time to sale the home this issue will be brought up and typically will decrease the value of your home and the buyer will ask for a reduction based on the roof. When you decide to replace the roof instead of just patching you can include the value of the new roof into your selling price. This not only will appeal to buyers but will add to your homes curb appeal.
Once you notice a problem area that needs to be patched, whether that from aging, leaking, or decaying, note that a patch will only fix this issue temporarily. The only real solution for those problems is a complete roof replacement. With the harsh weather in the Pacific Northwest you want to make sure a faulty roof is well maintained and patching will only temporarily fix the issue and will not best suit the weather in our area.
When it comes to patching a roof you should know that the color will typically not match your older roof. Due to weather exposure the old shingles will be a different color. This will not only affect the aesthetic of the home but can create issue with insurance claims. When an insurance company sees that your roof shingles do not match in color, they no longer have to abide by the matching law. This means when they pay out for a repair they can continue to pay out for a patch instead of having to pay out for a full roof replacement. A patch on a roof can cost you $1000’s of dollars in future insurance claims
Now that you know the risks involved with roof patching you may be wondering what the next step is. We recommend setting up an appointment with one of our specialists who will do a roof inspection and will walk you through the process. Give us a call today for a free inspection at 360-258-0936.