Should You Replace Your Entire Roof?

Replacing a whole roof may be costly up front, but it can lead to savings in the future.
However, even with the potential benefits of a whole roof replacement, a partial replacement may be your only financial option. If so, you need to learn about the setbacks and benefits of this choice and then decide which is the best option for your home, an investment you don’t want to ruin. Below, the pros from Forever Builders, one of the leading remodeling companies San Diego homeowners trust for exceptional service at affordable rates, explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of a partial roof replacement.

Life Span

In the long run, parts of your roof will have different life spans if you don’t choose a whole replacement. This means that in a few years, the older portions may experience damage and need to be replaced or updated, and the timelines could lead to more money spent and complications, such as leaks in the older areas.

Installing both sides of the roof simultaneously could be more beneficial and less costly
in the long term. A professional can review the different aging rates of both options, ensuring you know the best choice for your home and budget.

Warranty Protection

One of the most significant factors to consider is the current warranty you have on your roof. If it covers the whole roof, replacing half of it may be a bad idea, especially if the warranty is voidable.

It would help if you learn more about the warranty restrictions and requirements to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you’re still trying to determine what can and cannot be done,
speak with the contractor. The professional will review the warranty and advise you on what it covers and your options.


Even with the best installation, a partial replacement could have shingles that don’t look better and reduce the curb appeal of your property. The shingles could appear bumpy and take away from a flat appearance. The newer half could also seem brighter than the older half. Remember the home’s roof is one of the first aspects of the house that pedestrians, drivers, potential buyers, and guests notice.

Safety Risks

Replacing one side of the roof often puts much responsibility on the other side, causing
different risks, such as preventing fully sealed layers from protecting you and your family. Waterproofing layers and flashing are two of the most critical parts of roof replacement. Without both, areas that stick out, such as skylights and the chimney, can be easily exposed to water, other substances, or objects. As they slip through the cracks and openings, it will put your home and safety at risk. If the roof is repeatedly saturated, it could collapse, making a whole roof replacement a better option.

Ultimately, the roofing contractor will need to agree to the partial roof replacement before it can be done. Therefore, you need to speak with a professional contractor who can give you more insight and suggestions.

Whether their home improvement projects involve replacing a roof or full home remodeling, San Diego homeowners can rely on the team from Forever Builders for outstanding workmanship and exceptional service at affordable rates. From planning to completion, we’ll help you create the beautiful home you’ve always dreamed of. To find out more about our exceptional roofing, renovation, and remodeling services, give one of our friendly team members a call today.

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