Choosing when to replace your roof can be a difficult decision to make. For those who are not familiar with roofing, knowing whether or not a roof looks okay might be harder to identify. This is why it might be important to call a professional and get an inspection.
However, if you know your roof well and you have experience inspecting it yourself, you might be able to determine what to do. Of course, as always, we would like to remind you to be careful with any choice you make, and to be very cautious if you ever have to climb your roof for any reason. Your safety is what is important.
Typically, there are signs when it is time to replace a roof, and you might be able to see this yourself. First things first, if you have an old roof that is constantly needing repairs, you probably need a new roof. Most roofs last around twenty years, and they can last longer. However, if you are constantly having issues with it, that is a sign in itself. If you are able to repair your roof without replacing the whole thing, this is preferable for most from a financial perspective.If your entire roof is experiencing problems, it is probably time to get it replaced. So, how do you know what to look for to determine if your roof is old/ needs to be replaced? Read on to find out:
- Moss and mildew growing all over the roof
- Lots of damage all over
- Curled or broken shingles
- Granules from shingles in gutter
- Constant leaks
If there is just one area of damage on your roof, you may be able to just get it patched and repaired. A repair is also preferable because of the price, but sometimes, you don’t always have a choice about when it is time to put up a new roof.
Overall, we recommend just calling a professional if you aren’t sure. This is the safest and easiest way to determine whether or not your roof has reached its expiration date. Remember, most inspections are free. As always, if you have any questions, give us a call and we’d be happy to help you!