Too often, homeowners don’t think about their roof and the wear and tear it endures over time. Old or damaged roofs can cause more than just leaks. There are various signs that it’s time to schedule an inspection. These are a few signs that you need a new roof:
- You notice roof leaks inside your home
- The shingles on your roof are not lying flat
- Signs of moss growing on your roof
- Any signs of storm damage
How Often Should A Roof Be Replaced?
The average lifespan of a roof, tiles, or shingles depends on various factors. Homeowners should consider the type of materials used, climate and weather conditions in your area, signs of significant wear, and level of maintenance.
Different roofing materials come with varying levels of longevity.
The recommended replacement schedule based on roof material used is as follows:
- Composition Shingles: 12-20 years
- Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years
- Wood Shingles: 20-25 years
- Rubber Roofs: 30-50 years
- Metal Roofs: 50-75 years
If you don’t know what material your roof is made of, a free roof inspection from Trinity can tell you, as well as evaluate the damage done to your roof over time.
The replacement schedule of these materials will also vary depending on the climate in your area. Severe winters and humidity can make the materials wear faster. After a severe storm or high wind, it is good to get on the roof and check for any damage. The roof is essential to protect your home and property, so stay on top of it, making sure it is structurally sound.
Roofs naturally begin to be less efficient over time. If you notice anything else that seems out of the ordinary, have your roof inspected immediately. If caught early enough, you might be able to get away with roof repairs rather than a full roof replacement.
If you have any questions about roofing replacements or looking to get a free inspection, contact us here or call us at 407-930-9266.