To Repair or to Replace? That is the Question

As good as new from my view!

Many times when I come in for a consultation, the homeowner has been told by previous roofers that they need to replace their roof ASAP!  This is a high pressure selling tactic used by many salespeople, as when faced with a potential leaky roof, anyone would panic and stretch their budget or secure loans to get a roof replaced.  Yet after a careful inspection of these ‘trouble’ roofs, I often reach the opposite conclusion and instead recommend targeted repairs and yearly maintenance to extend the life of the homeowner’s current roof.

Of course, this is not as lucrative as changing a roof completely, and that’s why pushy salespeople will tell you to replace your roof now, but it is the morally and environmentally responsible thing to do.  I frequently lament over how many tons of garbage I dump every week from jobsites–contributing so much waste to landfills is something that truly bothers me and I try to mitigate this whenever I can.  Just like a dentist tells you he/she will ‘watch’ a potentially problem tooth, the same is true for roofs.  Unnecessary roof replacement is harmful to the environment and to your wallet.  Choose the honest roofer–call Archer Roofing at 416-427-2437 to set up an appointment.

We'll fix this right up!

This roof is perfectly fine aside from a few tears.  We’ll fix this right up!

All this roof needed was some patching up

All this roof needed was some patching up

Just a few shingles missing here, no need to panic!

Just a few shingles missing here, no need to panic!

Shingles replaced and caulking will prevent leaks

Shingles replaced and new caulking will prevent leaks.  This roof has many years left!

This 'trouble' roof just needed some patching!

This ‘trouble’ roof just needed some patching!

Have a leak in a window? We will re-caulk and weatherproof

Have a leak in a window? We will re-caulk and weatherproof

As good as new from my view!

As good as new from my view!  Another ‘trouble’ roof managed