Category: Roof Maintenance vs. Roof Replacement

Roofing By Hernandez
August 19, 2021

Roof Maintenance vs. Roof Replacement

Roof Maintenance vs. Roof Replacement

One of the most frustrating parts of being a Chicago-area roofing professional – like the kind that work at Roofing by Hernandez – is watching an installation fall apart because of the lack of adequate roof maintenance. You’d be surprised how many homeowners simply don’t think about roof maintenance or believe it to be something only commercial roofs require. But really, roofs are all made from the same materials – no matter what type of roof they happen to be.

So, in order to try to convince our customers that roof maintenance – the kind of roof maintenance delivered by the licensed and insured professionals from Roofing by Hernandez – is a better option than leaving your roofing to its own devices. Or worse still, waiting until roof repairs just won’t cut it anymore to think about preventative attention for what is one of the largest investments you’ll make.

Roof Replacement Is Expensive & Repairs Are Short-Term Solutions

Let’s take a look at average roof replacement costs versus the costs of proper roof maintenance from Roofing by Hernandez. We’ll start with a cost per square foot average for replacement:

  • Average Cost-Per-Square Foot Roof Replacement: $250 – $1,000

As you can see, it gets really expensive when you start thinking about roof replacement as the only available solution to an existing roofing issue. Roof repairs are not much cheaper.

Speaking of repair, we might as well take a look at the costs of the average roof repair in Chicago. Keep in mind, these prices are based on the materials and labor involved:

  • Average Cost of Roof Repair – Chicagoland: $250 – $750

Now let’s compare that to the average cost of roof maintenance for a home in the Chicago area when Roofing by Hernandez is on the job. Needless to say, this is the best pricing in town:

  • Average Yearly Cost of Roof Maintenance: $750

It’s All About Prevention – Maintenance Keeps A Roof In Good Shape!

Okay, we can guess what you’re thinking. Why spend more for roof maintenance than a roof repair? The answer to that question is obvious when you think about it. Roof repair is addressing a problem. It’s fixing something broken with your roofing system. It’s trying to shore it up. It’s not correcting it long-term and it’s not supposed to as that’s what replacement is for. No, roof repairs are short-term solutions in most cases – say 2-5 years – and not meant to renew the system’s overall installation.

Roof maintenance, on the other hand, is all about preventing any issues in the first place. It’s about keeping the costs down long-term by ensuring that no problems ever get past the identification and mitigation stages. And that – no matter what type of roofing system you have in place – is the pathway to a long and worry-free life for your roof. And far fewer homeowner headaches for you!

Would You Ignore A Check Engine Light? Then Don’t Ignore Your Roofing!

The best way to think about roof maintenance is the same way you think about your vehicle. You get oil changes every 3,000-5,000 miles. You take it to a mechanic when it needs a tune-up. You give it the attention it needs because it works hard for you. You don’t want it to breakdown on you at the worst possible time do you? Of course you don’t and that’s how it should be when you think about your roof too.

It’s working hard for you around the clock – especially with Chicago’s Midwest weather – so it deserves a professional’s attention yearly to keep it strong for as long as the manufacturer intended. That’s right, roofing systems today are built with roof maintenance in mind so give Roofing by Hernandez a call at (312) 439-0556 or submit a contact form to learn more about our proactive and affordable roof maintenance plans for your home today!

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