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ROOFING

Not Sure if You Need a New Roof?

The roof of your home has a limited lifespan.

How long it lasts will depend on the materials used and how well it has been maintained.

For instance, a well maintained slate roof can last for over 100 years. In comparison, some asphalt shingles may last less than 10 years. Average quality asphalt shingles should last closer 15 years. Sturdy materials such as concrete or tile can last more than 20 years before needing to be replaced.

 

All of these lifespans assume proper care and maintenance of course.

A roof that has been damaged or neglected isn’t going to live up to expectations when it comes to its lifespan.

A first step in deciding if your roof needs to be replaced is to consider its overall condition.

Start with the most serious conditions.

 

If your roof is leaking, it needs at the very least, to be repaired. A qualified roofer will be able to tell you whether repairs are possible or if it is time to replace your roof entirely. 

Next, look at the planes of your roof. If you see low spots, the support structure of your roof is no longer functional.

Either the sheathing that supports your roof top materials or the rafters that frame the roof are damaged and are no longer able to hold your roof’s weight.

 

If you have experienced any of these issues then it is time to call a professional. A qualified roofing company can help you create a plan to replace your existing roof with a new quality roof that will serve you for years to come. 

 

There’s no reason to wait to replace a failing roof.

The cost of replacement will pay for itself in adding value to your home and protecting your belongings from harm.