How often should I replace my roof? - Roofing Specialists
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November 19, 2018
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How often should I replace my roof?

How often should I replace my roof? This is a question we often receive from our clients. Find out common answers to your questions below.

Have you ever been riding on an airplane and begin to stare at the roofs you see below? You see the shiny and colorful ones that still look new. Then you also notice the dull ones that seem to be old and might need to be replaced. Then you’d start to wonder how yours at home look like. Of course, it’s impossible for you to see the full view of your roof unless you climb it all the way up. So, how often should you replace your roof?

Why are roofs important?

Roofs are the first line of defense of the house against natural hazards such as extreme heat, rainfall, snow, hail and stormy winds. A house is not a house without a roof.  It is advisable to have the best quality roofing material when you build your home. They are your family’s lifetime protection against natural disasters. That’s how important roofing systems are.

How often should roofs be replaced?

If you haven’t checked your roofs in two years, you should immediately call your roof experts for an inspection. Roof inspections should be done twice a year- once in the spring and once in the fall. This is according to the National Roofing Contractors Association.

The type of roofing material used determines how often roofs need to be replaced. For example, a properly cared roof tile can last up to 100 years if properly maintained. Individual tiles may break but can be easily replaced. Cedar roofing lasts up to 20 years but needs a lot of maintenance especially on drier climates since it is prone to splitting. Concrete roofing may be the most durable kind of roofing.

Other roofing materials such as composition shingles last 15-20 years. Asphalt shingles last between 15-30 years. Wood shingles should be replaced at about 25 years. Rubber roofs on the other hand last 30-50 years. Metal roofs are quite durable and will last from 50 to 75 years.

Warning signs that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced

If you want to inspect to inspect the roofs yourself to see how it is doing, there are also visible signs that your roof may need a repair from a professional or a replacement if necessary. These maybe visible signs on your roof or damages you are already experiencing inside your home.

  • Water damage or leaking
  • Ugly roof deck sags
  • Dark spots or water stains
  • Missing shingles
  • Existence of mold and rot
  • Bubbles caused by trapped moisture

Roofs are very important parts of your home. If you are experiencing or seeing any of these signs, calling your roofer is advisable to prevent further damage that would make it more costly.

Constantly asking “how often should I replace my roof”? Give us a call at (336) 944-0900 for a free roof inspection and estimate. We also offer a Manufacturer’s  Lifetime Warranty on your new shingles, plus a Full 5-Year Labor Warranty!

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