It’s not uncommon for homeowners to question whether you need to replace your roof if the one you have isn’t leaking. You know how the saying goes, “don’t fix what isn’t broken”. However, when it comes to your roof listening to that saying could be very risky. Roofs need to be replaced when they leak, that’s a no brainer. But there are other reasons you should replace your roof. Replacing your roof before it leaks is always the best choice because leaky roofs can cause more damage to your home and create stress you don’t need.

how to know to replace roof

7 Signs Your Roof Needs Replacing

  • Leaks
  • Missing Shingles
  • Bald spots (aka missing granules)
  • Curled up Shingles
  • Cracks in shingles
  • Current roof is 20+ years old
  • Your neighbors are getting new roofs

You might be asking yourself, what does my neighbor getting a roof replacement have to do with my house. The answer is simple…assuming your home was built around the same time your neighbors home was, and your home has had the same roof for 20+ years, you likely need a new roof. Take your neighbors lead, get your roof inspected by a certified roofing contractor. In our case, Tory is a HAAG certified roof inspector and knows exactly what to look for to know.

Something else to keep in mind, if you’ve had a recent storm which resulted in hail or high winds. Hail can damage roofs and decrease the protectiveness of shingles. It’s always a good idea to have your roof inspected after you’ve had hail because it’s possible your insurance will pay for a replacement.

Recommended Replacement for Roofs

As mentioned above, if your current roof has been on your home for awhile, we recommend getting an inspection to see if your roof is in need of being replaced. Below are the approximate lifespans for roofs.

  • Composition Shingles: 13-20 years
  • Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years
  • Rubber Roofs: 25-30 years
  • Metal Roofs: 40-50 years

If your current roof is one of the types listed above and it’s been on your house as long as the time frames listed, get your roof inspected. It never hurts to get an inspection and will save you the headache of dealing with a possible leak later.

If you would like your roof inspected, give us a call!

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