Over time, the various parts of your home will wear out and need to be replaced. Little things like lightbulbs generally wear out quickly and need to be replaced often, while larger components like the roof are designed to last longer and most will only need to be replaced every 20 years. The 20 years part, however, is only an estimate, and it’s possible that you may need to be replaced sooner than that. We at Midian Roofing want to help you take the best possible care of your home, so in this article, we’ll go over how to tell for sure whether it’s time for roof replacement.
- Age of the Roof. As we mentioned above, most residential roofs are designed to last for 20 years. If you know that your roof is older than that, it’s a good idea to schedule a roof replacement, even if your roof appears to be fine. Hidden roof damage can lead to damage to the rest of the structure, and you may not catch any of it until it’s become a serious and expensive problem. Getting an old roof replaced now is better than gambling on it continuing to hold up.
- Curled, Cracked, or Balding Shingles. Another sign that you’re probably due for roof replacement is the presence of damaged or worn shingles. As shingles age, they can begin to curl at the edges, lose granules, or become cracked, all of which negatively impact their ability to shed moisture like they’re supposed to. If your shingles are exhibiting these signs of age, then we at Midian Roofing encourage you to call our team to get a professional opinion about whether your roof needs to be replaced.
- Your Neighbors are Getting Theirs Replaced. When trying to determine whether you need roof replacement, you can also look to other homes in your neighborhood. Homes in the same area tend to be built around the same time using similar materials, and they naturally experience the same weather conditions. Because of this, the roofs of nearby homes will probably wear out at around the same time, so if many of your neighbors have gotten their roofs replaced recently, it’s a good idea to at least have your roof checked out. We at Midian Roofing can provide the expert evaluation you need to know whether you need roof replacement or whether it can wait another few years.