Permanent roofs are still very much far off into the future. So while we’re still waiting for manufacturers and roofing companies to come up with a roof that lasts forever, it may be worth it to familiarize yourself with some of the warning signs that you need to re-roof.
With proper care and maintenance, a typical asphalt shingle roof will usually last for a good 15 to 20 years before needing to be replaced. However, by year 15, you may start to notice problems becoming more and more frequent. The question becomes, is it worth it to shell out for repairs every season or would it be more prudent to simply replace the roof altogether? Let our roofing experts at Expert Contracting give you a few tips on when to replace or repair your roof.
The Age of Your Roof
High-quality asphalt shingles have a life span of about 15 years. You can extend this up to 20 to 25 years with the regular inspections and maintenance. Other materials may even last longer. Towards the end of its life, problems will start to pop up as the structure begins to experience normal wear and tear and you’ll find yourself needing professional roof repair services more often. At this point, our experts recommend contacting your local roofer for a full replacement.
Replacements and Home Improvement
A full roof replacement enables you to finally improve your energy efficiency with better and greener products. The savings you make from going green can certainly pay back a portion of your total expenses in the long-run, making replacement a better option for aging roofs.
Small problems might not require a full roof replacement, however, particularly if you still have a good decade to go before the end of the roof’s life span. Exceptions to this rule include water penetration problems that have reached the roof deck as this can be a serious issue if left unaddressed.
Whether you’re looking to repair damages or replace an aging roof, you can count on our professionals at Expert Contracting, your leading provider of roofing and exterior renovation services. Give us a call at (716) 572-7303 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Buffalo, NY, and nearby areas.