Every roof will experience wear and tear at some point before it finally needs to be replaced. But how do you know when it’s the right time to re-roof?
If you wait too long to replace your roof, you can risk expensive water damage. But if you replace your roof too soon, you can waste money on an unnecessary replacement.
Re-roofing depends on several factors related to your home’s susceptibility to future roofing damage. Here are some of the most common factors to consider if you’re conflicted about repairing or replacing your roof this fall.
- The age of your roof. One of the most telling factors for whether or not it’s time to replace your roof is your roof’s age. Asphalt roofs can last anywhere between 15 to 30 years. That said, unless your roof has experienced significant damage since it was installed, it’s not recommended to replace the roof before the 15-year mark. However, if your roof has reached 20 years, replacing it with a metal roof may be a good long-term investment.
- The amount of damage your roof has. If your roof has a leak, it’s recommended to have an inspection. An inspection will determine how widespread the leak is and whether or not it’s isolated. An isolated leak is a quick repair, but a roof that’s leaking in multiple places may need to be replaced. It’s especially important to have a leaking roof repaired before winter arrives. Leaks can lead to extensive water damage and ice dams.
- How often you’ve been making repairs. Weather-related roof damage is common, especially after the winter months. But if you’ve been calling for inspections and repairs frequently for leaks and broken shingles, it may be time to replace your roof. Make sure that you’re keeping trees around your property trimmed to prevent twigs, branches, and other debris from hitting your roof during high winds.
Looking to install a metal roof this fall?
It’s no secret that it’s important to repair or replace your roof before the winter months. In fact, up to 65% of homeowners said their main motivation to repair their roofs was weather damage, according to a consumer survey.
If your home is in need of a new roof and you’re interested in installing a metal roof, Brian Pierce Roofing is the place for you. To learn more about our roofing materials and installation services, contact Brian Pierce Roofing today.