When to Replace Your Roof
Aside from the obvious signs, such as water leaks and missing shingles, how can you know when to replace a roof? There are several things to look at and the sooner you consider all the reasons, the better, so you will at least be prepared when it’s time to look at roofing replacements. It’s much better to be proactive than to wait for a catastrophe to happen.
When you inspect your roof on a regular basis, you will begin to see signs of wear and tear. This may not immediately necessitate a roofing replacement, but it will help if you know the age of the roof and the material it is installed of. For example, if you purchase a new home with an asphalt roof, depending on the type of asphalt shingles used, you’ll know that the roof should last 25 or 30 years or more. If you don’t know the age of your roof, watch for blistering, cracking, and whether you see through the layers of the shingles.