The cost of roof repair versus roof replacement can vary significantly depending on various factors such as the extent of damage, the type of roofing material, the size of the roof, and local labor and material costs.

Roof Repair:
- The cost of roof repair is generally lower than replacement since it involves fixing specific issues such as leaks, damaged shingles, or flashing.
- Minor repairs can range from a couple of hundred dollars to around a thousand dollars.
- However, if the damage is extensive or if there are underlying structural issues, the cost can be higher. Dr Roof provides a range of options for roof repairs, to ensure the objectives of the repair align with the homeowners plans for their home.  

Roof Replacement:
- Roof replacement involves tearing off the existing roof and installing a new one, which is typically more expensive than repairs. This is often done when the roof has reached its end of life, or the materials to match the existing roof are no longer available. 
- The cost of roof replacement can vary widely depending on factors such as the type of material chosen (e.g., asphalt shingles, metal, tile), the size, pitch, height, and complexity of the roof, and local labor rates.
- On average, roof replacement costs can range from a few thousand dollars for a basic asphalt shingle roof to tens of thousands of dollars for high-end materials or complex installations.

In general, if your roof is relatively new and the damage is localized, repair may be the more cost-effective option. However, if your roof is older or if the damage is extensive, a replacement may be a better long-term solution despite the higher upfront cost. It's advisable to consult with a roofing professional to assess the condition of your roof and provide an accurate cost estimate for repair versus replacement.