How Often Should I Replace My Roof?
May 25, 2016 at 10:22 am
Getting the most out of your roof is important. Just like any other repairs you perform on your home, you want to do things at the right time so you can maximize your investment, while also saving money on your repair costs. Therefore, it’s important to know when you should replace things in your home, especially for large items and project, such as your homes roof.
One of the most common questions we get from our clients is, “how often should I replace my roof?” It’s a great question and one you need to know the answer to. The answer to the question is that it depends. There are so many that can impact how many years you can expect you get out of your roof. Some of the factors include the following:
- The materials used (shingles, aluminum, etc.)
- Where you live
- Weather events (storm damage)
- How often it receives maintenance
- The company used to install the roof
These are only some of the many factors that can play a role in your roofs lifespan. However, the average residential roof can be expected to last anywhere from 10 to 20 years.
Once you approach the 10 year mark, it’s a good idea to have your roof looked at by professional roofers to identify potential issues, and to suggest maintenance needs so you can get the most out of your investment in your homes roof.
What if I leave my roof too long?
A common mistake made by homeowners is waiting too long to get their roof replaced. While some people do it because they think they are saving money, it could end up costing you more money. The longer you leave a roof that needs to be replaced or repaired, the more you open the door to more damage possibly being caused, which could result in a more expensive repair bill.
If you are not sure if it’s time to replace your roof, have it inspected by a professional. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Is it time to replace your homes roof?
Is it time to start thinking about getting your residential roof replaced? Contact us today to come out and take a look at your roof. We are happy to suggest a maintenance plan or provide you with a quote for a roof replacement. We are here to help you with all your residential roofing needs.