All roofs are designed to last a long time; however, there are many factors that may lead to you needing a roof replacement. Over time, your roof will become less effective, or it may become damaged from a storm or tree, which could lead to needing a roof replacement sooner than later. Knowing when to choose roof replacement vs. a roof repair can come down to a few specific factors.
- Water Damage- One sign that you may need to replace your roof is if it has suffered a lot of water damage. If you start to see water damage inside your home or building on the ceiling, it is a clear indicator that your roof is leaking. A leaking roof can sometimes be repaired, but in most cases, the best scenario is a replacement. A new roof is the best way to prevent further damage.
- Damaged or Missing Shingles- Another sign that it may be time for a roof replacement is the condition of your shingles. Shingles can go through a lot of wear and tear and are designed to withstand the elements; however, over time, they may become cracked or weathered. If your shingles have become damaged, are missing in places, or are showing their age by curling, a roof replacement may be needed sooner than later.
- Age– The strongest indicator to know if you need a roof replacement is the age of your roof. Most roofs can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years depending on their maintenance and upkeep. After 20 years, it is in your best interest to get your roof replaced. If you are unsure the age of your roof, our technicians will be able to examine the condition of your roof and let you know if a roof replacement is necessary or not.