How to Tell When it’s Time for a New Roof

It’s not always easy to know when your roof has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced.

Most people don’t think much about their roof until they have a problem that gets their attention. Water stains on interior walls and ceilings are a sure sign that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. It’s important to take action before your roof leaks and causes interior damage but it’s not always easy to know when it’s time for a new roof.

Start by asking yourself “how old is the roof and what type of material is it?”

Different materials have different lifespans ranging from 20 to 50 years. A metal roof is the most durable and can last as long as 50 years. Wood shake roofs last an average of 30 years and common asphalt shingles will protect your home for about 20 years. If the roof has not been well maintained or was damaged during a storm, its lifespan will be shorter, no matter that roofing material.

Next, take a look at the condition of the roof. Are there missing, loose or curling shingles or shakes?

Check the gutters. Are they filled with debris or granules from the shingles? If you spot any of these telltale signs of an aging roof, you should schedule your free roof inspection today before you have a problem.

If you are experiencing obvious leaks, you should call a professional roofing contractor right away to assess the problem. In some cases a roof repair may be possible and with proper maintenance you could extend the life of your roof for a few more years. Our experienced team will assess the roof and provide an estimate for repair or replacement.