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How Often Should You Replace Your Roof?

How Often Should You Replace Your Roof?

The roof is one of the most important parts of the home. Without a strong and secure roof, a house can experience damage, disaster, and even become unhealthy for the occupants. It is essential to maintain your roof over the course of its life, as well as to replace it when the time comes.

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In order to keep your roof in good condition and catch it when it’s time for replacement, you should inspect your roof at least once a year.

If you know what to look for and you’re comfortable on your Dublin area roof, you can do the roof inspection yourself. However, if you aren’t confident in what to look for or you are worried about the heights, you should contact a reputable roofing contractor, and have them conduct the inspection for you.

What to look for during your roof inspection

When it’s time for your annual roof inspection, you will want to watch out for a handful of things, including:

  • Mold
  • Rot
  • Sagging
  • Cracked, damaged, or loose shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • Holes
  • Dark spots
  • Any signs of water damage or leaks

If your inspection catches any of these signs early enough, you may be able to have a roofing company perform repairs and maintenance, instead of a full-on roof replacement. Discovering problems early can literally save you thousands of dollars.

By having your roof inspected twice a year, it is likely that you will discover any issues before they grow too big or cause too much damage. In that instance, a reputable roofing contractor will be able to provide the necessary repairs that your roof needs.

However, if the damage is extensive, if it has caused problems within the structure of the house, or if the roof is at the end of its life, you will want to have your roof replaced.

When you need your roof replaced

Eventually, every roof will need to be replaced, either due to damage or due to age. Pay attention to the age of the roof, as that provides a good indication of when the roof needs replacement.

Each roof has a certain lifespan, depending on the materials that are used.

  • Asphalt/Composition shingle roofs last 15-25 years.
  • Wood shingles last 15-25 years.
  • Rubber roofs last 30-50 years.
  • Metal roofs last 50-75 years.
  • Concrete tile roofs last 50-75 years.

These averages are dependent upon a number of other factors, including proper maintenance, weather, and catastrophe. Some roofs that have been battered through volatile climates or whose upkeep has been neglected, may need replacement before the typical end of the age.

Whatever you do, don’t forget to have your roof looked at by a qualified roofing professional. You want to ensure that your roof is secure and ready to protect your home for years to come!

CONTACT SIERRA ROOFING AND SOLAR TODAY FOR YOUR ANNUAL ROOF INSPECTION

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