When to do a full or a partial roof repair can be a tough call for homeowners. But waiting too long can have disastrous results, if you get hit with a major storm at the wrong time or if multiple roof leaks suddenly drench your home's interior after a heavy rain.
There are two major factors to keep in mind when deciding if it's time for new roofing: how long you should expect your roof to last and how to check for signs of wear.
How Long Should My Roofing Last?
There are many factors that will affect how long your roofing will last. Harsh climate zones, frequent storms, hail and hurricanes, and stiff prevailing winds can all shorten the lifespan somewhat. The main factor, however, is simply the type of roofing material you have on your house.
Asphalt shingles normally last from 20 to 25 years, while cedar or redwood shakes will last 30 years or more. Copper, slate, and clay tiles may least half a century with the right care.
If you know your roof is getting near the end of it's expected lifespan (and its manufacturer's warranty), if you are already in the midst of a major renovation project anyway, or if you are getting your house ready to list soon - it's a good time for a re-roofing job.
Signs Of Wear & Tear On Your Rooftop
Although many only think of roof repair or replacement following a major storm, the fact is, the need for new roofing can just as easily come upon you slowly and undramatically.
Regular roof inspection and prompt minor repairs throughout the roof's life can help to slow deterioration. But sooner or later, it's going to happen - it's only a matter of time. Therefore, either the homeowner or a professional roofer needs to periodically look for such signs of roof aging as these:
To learn more about how to tell when it's time for new roofing, contact Sheegog Contracting today!