Can I Repair Just a Section of My Roof?

Posted on March 22, 2018 · Posted in Roof Maintenance

A repair or re-roof of your home or business can be a sizeable investment, and it can feel even more overwhelming if you are not immediately planning for the project. Uneven wear, damage caused by weather, or fallen trees and branches are just some of the reasons you might wonder if it is possible to have just a portion of your roof repaired.

Small repairs are typical during the lifetime of a roof. However, as is the case with most roofing projects, no two situations are exactly the same and you should always contact your local Maine roofing company to inspect your roof before making a decision. In circumstances where a homeowner or business owner is simply looking to replace shingles in a small area, the project is quite easy and inexpensive; this is assuming that no serious damage was caused to the structural integrity of the roof during the damage.

Very rarely would we recommend repairing just a section of your roof. Not only is it less expensive in the long run to have the entire roof taken care of at once, but using new materials alongside old materials can have adverse effects including poor water runoff, and even leaks in your roof.

Aesthetically, small patches or reroofed sections rarely match the existing roof. While you may not think much of it at the time, it can stand out and be a major eyesore on your home or business.

The long-term cost savings can also be felt by choosing to reroof your entire home or business all at once, rather than in patches or sections. For one, the roofing company will only need to set up scaffolding, ladders and equipment one time, saving you time and money. Redoing your entire roof also allows the roofers the opportunity to inspect the roof deck, sheathing, and overall structural integrity of the roof. This opportunity can prove to be invaluable in the event that a major area of concern, damage, or repair is identified during the inspection which, if left unaddressed, could lead to further damage over time.

If you have questions about reroofing your home or business, contact Horch Roofing, Midcoast Maine’s most trusted roofing company, at (207) 273-1111or visit us at 2414 Camden Rd, Warren, or online at