When to Repair and When to Replace Your Roof

Any type of roof damage can be detrimental to your home. From the biggest holes to the smallest cracks, you have to be diligent. Knowing when to repair and when to replace your roof is important for preventing long-term damage and accruing extra costs.

Wind damage, storm damage, and hail damage are common in Minnesota. When they occur to your roof, you need to determine if it’s worth repairing the damage or replacing the roof altogether.

When damage occurs, you need to contact your insurance provider. The roof insurance claim adjuster will assess the situation and tell you what they think the best solution is. However, this process can be a headache.  It can be hard to take their words at face value. They likely do not have your best interests at heart.

How do you determine what the best choices are for your roof?

Gold Star Contracting is here to help!

Let’s Get Down to Business 

When damage occurs and you need professional help and insight, Gold Star Contracting is your best bet. Our goal is to repair your roof as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

There are many factors that determine how your roof should be repaired. Depending on the type of damage that has occurred, the kind of roof you have, and how old it is, it might not be worth it to repair. If you have to keep repairing little things frequently, you’ll end up spending more money in the long run. Additionally, the little things add up. You don’t want to wait until something detrimental happens to get the help you need.

At Gold Star Contracting, we’ve seen it all. We’ve been in the roofing business for nearly 15 years! We’ll help you navigate everything, including working with your roof insurance claim adjuster to make this process easy, from start to finish.

When to Repair and When to Replace Your Roof

Repairing Your Roof 

Dealing with roof insurance can cause a lot of headaches. You want your roof damage to be fixed as quickly and professionally as possible, but you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg for it. How do you know your roof insurance claim adjuster is really giving you the best quote?

Forget the headaches, and let us deal with your insurance for you! When you notice roof damage, don’t wait to give us a call. Let us know immediately, and we’ll hit the ground running. Whether you need a quick repair or a total replacement, we’ll give you an honest, expert opinion every time.

To us you’re more than just a customer. As a local business, we value our community immensely. As a neighbor and a friend, we want you to get the best deal possible.

Repair vs. Replacement

How do you know when to replace or repair your roof? On paper, it seems more  expensive to replace your roof, even if it’s old and damaged. You may believe it is a better option to make repairs here and there. However, little repairs add up. If you have to repair your roof after every storm that hits your area, you’ll spend more time, energy, and money in the long run.

Replacing your roof doesn’t have to be daunting! With our team of experts, this can be a smooth and simple process. We’ll start by addressing the damage and giving you a solution. Then, we’ll work closely with your insurance provider to get you the best price possible. Finally, we’ll replace your roof quickly but with extra care. You’ll be set for many years to come.

Roof Damage


While roof damage occurs due to  a variety of reasons, most of them are weather-related. Wind damage, storm damage, and hail damage are all common culprits. The average annual precipitation (rainfall plus snowfall) in Minnesota ranges from 18 inches in the northwest to more than 32 inches in the southeast.

The elements can cause damage to your roof in  many  ways. Wind can remove tiles, heavy rain can cause water damage and leaks, and hail can tear holes through your roof. Once you’ve lived in Minnesota for a while, roof damage is inevitable. Small repairs do the job the  first few times damage occurs. However, after a few years, you’ll need a replacement done by a professional contracting company.

When to Repair and When to Replace Your Roof

Quality Service From Start to Finish

Gold Star Contracting is your one-stop-shop for all of your roofing concerns and needs. We don’t just show up, repair/replace your roof, and leave. We take the time to get to know you personally and assess each nook and cranny of your roof. Our goal is to always get the job done right the first time.

We start with your roof insurance and hit the ground running!. Your roof insurance claim shouldn’t add more stress to your life. We’ll make sure you get the roof of your dreams at the price you deserve.

Our home base is Shakopee, Minnesota, but we often travel to roofing jobs up to 100 miles away. No matter where you are or what kind of roof damage you have, you can count on Gold Star Contracting.

Contact us today!