The decision to get a roof replacement is a complicated one to make, as surprising as that may sound. Many factors come into play here and the answer to whether or not you need a roof replacement may not be all that obvious. Here’s how to know when it’s time for a roof replacement.
Just like humans, roofs age. While some may last 70+ years, others may only last 20 to 30 years. Your roof’s life expectancy depends on the material it is made of. If you have wooden shingles, you can expect your roof to last about 30 years. Asphalt shingles typically last 20 years while fiber cement shingles can make it up to 25 years. So if your roof falls into one of these age-ranges, it’s probably time for a new one. We can help you with asphalt shingle roof replacement.
Another sign that it may be time for a roof replacement is if you experience persistent issues with it. Things like leaks and loose shingles can happen, but when they start to happen often, your roof may be too compromised for a simple repair.
A good sign that your roof is old or bad is if you can see daylight through it. With a high-quality, newer roof, you wouldn’t be able to see through it, even on one of El Paso’s brightest days. Normally, when this issue starts to happen, your roof feels like a trampoline when you walk across it. This issue can be caused by excess moisture in your roof shingles or insulation. If you have an attic, check periodically for this issue. If the issue is bad and can’t be repaired, it’s time for a new roof.
If you keep finding loose shingles in your yard or gutters, it may be a sign that your roof is on its last leg. When a roof is new and in good condition, you shouldn’t find any loose shingles, unless, of course, some extraneous reason causes it. This is a good indication that your roof is essentially falling apart and needs to be replaced.
If you need a roof replacement, we can help! We have the skills and knowledge needed to replace your roof and ensure you are satisfied with the final product. Call us today!