- Your roof is old. The lifespan of a roof will vary depending on the material it’s made of. Asphalt shingles typically last 20-25 years, while metal roofs can last 40-80 years.
- Your roof has been damaged. If your roof has been damaged by a storm, hail, or other weather event, it may need to be replaced.
- Your roof is leaking. If you have water leaking into your home, it’s a sign that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.
- Your roof is missing shingles. If you see missing shingles on your roof, it’s a sign that the roof is nearing the end of its lifespan.
- Your roof is curling or cupping. This is a sign that the shingles are aging and may need to be replaced.
In general, you should start considering a new roof when your current roof is about 80-85% of its lifespan. For example, if your roof is made of asphalt shingles and has a lifespan of 20 years, you should start considering a new roof around the 16-year mark.
It’s also a good idea to have your roof inspected by a qualified roofing contractor every few years to check for signs of damage or wear. This will help you catch any problems early on and avoid costly repairs down the road.
Here are some additional tips for determining when you need a new roof:
- Check your home improvement records. If you have records of when your roof was last replaced or reshingled, this will give you a good idea of how old it is and how much life it has left.
- Look for signs of damage. Walk around your roof and look for signs of damage, such as missing shingles, curling or cupping shingles, or water leaks.
- Inspect the attic. If you have an attic, climb up and look for signs of water damage, such as mold, mildew, or rotting wood.
- Get a professional opinion. If you’re not sure whether or not your roof needs to be replaced, it’s always a good idea to get a professional opinion from a roofing contractor.
The lifespan of a roof will vary depending on the material it’s made of. Asphalt shingles typically last 20-25 years, while metal roofs can last 40-80 years.
The cost of a new roof will vary depending on the size of your roof, the type of material you choose, and the labor costs in your area. In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 for a new roof.
The best type of roof for your home will depend on your climate, your budget, and your personal preferences. Some popular types of roofs include asphalt shingles, metal roofs, slate roofs, and cedar roofs.
Most roofing materials come with a manufacturer’s warranty. The warranty will vary depending on the material, but it typically covers defects in materials and workmanship. Langley Contracting’s Roof Warranty is 25 Years and our Shingles have a Lifetime Warranty. Visit https://www.certainteed.com/documents-downloads/warranty-information for more information on our warranties.