Sooner or later, every roof needs to be replaced. The question is, how do you know the time has come? Your roof will let you know in subtle and not-so-subtle ways when it’s nearing the end of its life cycle. When the day arrives, it’s important to know your options.
Signs Your Roof Need to be Replaced
The age of your roof is a big factor. Some roofs can last 50 years or more, but a typical asphalt shingle roof often needs to be replaced after about 20 years. Of course, you may not know how old your roof is or when it was last replaced.
The best way to extend the lifespan of your roof is through regular maintenance, but all good things must come to an end. If you know what to look for, you’ll see the signs roof replacement is imminent:
- Leaks are present
- Shingles have lost most of their granules
- Many shingles are broken or missing
- Frequent repairs are needed
How long your roof lasts also depends on the materials used and the quality of installation. Harsh weather can also reduce its lifespan.
Weighing Costs and Investing in a New Roof
Our team usually recommends repairing your roof instead or replacing it whenever possible. This is one of the reasons we are also strong proponents or regular roof maintenance, which will help nip small problems in the bud before they become big problems.
Yet, there are times when roof replacement is unavoidable, There are also situations in which it is more economical. If your roof is nearing the end of its life, it can become more expensive to continue investing in repairs instead of replacing it.
If you’re uncertain about the best path to take, work with your local roofer to help determine if your roof needs to be replaced. A wide range of financing options are available to help you shoulder the cost of a roof replacement, and you can choose among several roofing materials depending on your needs and budget. These include:
- Asphalt shingles
- Metal roofing
- Wood shingles and shakes
- Concrete, clay, and fiber-cement tiles
At Allstate Exteriors & Restoration, we’re committed to offering the very best roof repair and replacement services in Central Ohio. Contact us to learn more, and get a free estimate today!