Is It Time For A New Roof?

Posted on: 26 October 2020

Most modern roofs last anywhere from 20 to 30 years (or more, depending on the material), so making the decision to install a new roof on your home should be one you only make a few times in your life. That being said, there are several reasons why you may decide to install a new roof, ranging from necessity to simply a desire to upgrade. Below are some of the most common reasons; if any of them apply to you, contact a roofing company to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Your Existing Roof Is Old

As stated above, roofs can last a very long time with proper maintenance and regular repairs. However, the older the roof gets, the more susceptible it is to frequent repairs, and more expensive ones at that. If your existing roof is approaching the halfway point of its expected lifespan, you should strongly consider getting a new roof instead of paying for repairs, as the scope of the repairs will increase. More shingles will deteriorate, your under-structure will rot, and you'll end up almost replacing the entire roof eventually through a series of repair jobs.

Your Existing Roof Has Damage

If a big storm has recently rolled through, you may notice that your roof has started leaking or has started to show signs of sagging and low points in various parts. If that's the case, you may be looking at hundreds or even thousands of dollars in roof repair bills. You'll need to decide for yourself whether or not it's worth it to simply repair it or replace it, but if your repair bills are more than the cost of a new roof, it makes more financial sense to replace it altogether. In addition to a brand-new roof, you'll also have a warranty that will give you peace of mind for years to come.

You Want to Upgrade

Like everything else in the home, roofing technology has come a long way over the last few decades. New roofs are more energy-efficient and use higher-quality materials than even 20 years ago, which means greater prevention against premature wear and tear and provide a better level of insulation for your home, saving on energy bills. Solar panel installations, for example, once thought to be simply big metal squares disrupt the look of your roof, can now be crafted to look like shingles, which can give you the benefits of solar power without the negative aesthetic look. Or, if you plan on living in your house for a long time and possibly even passing it down to your grandkids, you may decide to go with the slate roof, which has an expected lifespan of nearly 200 years.