Should You Repair Or Replace Your Roof?

Home Genius Exteriors are big believers in doing the most with roof repairs before even considering a roof replacement. Homeowners too would agree that replacement should only be considered once all repair options have been exhausted. The reasons for this are obvious: it’s both the cheaper and quicker option.

However, it also takes that many repairs until you have to cave in to the reality of replacing. Unfortunately, this is true for roofing too. It’s a hard pill to swallow because of the big expense involved in roof replacements, but we’re just here to offer sound advice.

Below are a few factors Home Genius suggests you consider.


The Age Of Your Roof

This should be your first consideration. If you have had consistent problems with your roof and made the necessary repairs each time, the age of your roof could be the deciding factor. For example, you may have moved into a home where the roof was installed by the previous owners, meaning it will have been a ripe old age already. Or you don’t even remember when you replaced your home’s roof. Materials like shingles usually last around 30 years, so assess how you fair against that before deciding.


How Long You Intend To Stay In The Home

Related to the point above, it’s also not really worth your while to replace an entire roof when you have plans to sell in the next few years. If you’re experiencing problems that are salvageable but your roof is still in an okay position, then best to keep going with the repairs rather than making the investment without being able to fully gain on it.


Cost Of Repairs vs. Cost Of A Replacement

Repairs will generally cost less than a full roof replacement, but it’s important to weigh up the total costs of your roof repairs over time. Sometimes the repair work required in order to restore the roof to good as new comes close to the cost of a replacement. In this case, it will be worth your while to consider the investment of a new roof. The peace of mind going forward will be well worth it!


Your Budget And Financial Situation

While in some situations replacing your roof may seem inevitable, the expense of the process cannot be ignored. A roof replacement may be one of the most expensive investments you make on your home, so it is something you may have to plan for. If you’re lucky, your insurance could cover the expense depending on the circumstances, but if it needs to come out of your own pocket, it’ll take some planning. And don’t forget to factor in the hidden costs like gutters and downspouts too. Of course, this decision is made a lot simpler if you have the funds available; then go for it!

Customer Reviews


“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.

“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.