Azalea City Roofing

How to know when it’s time to replace your roof

How to know when it's time to replace your roof

As homeowners, we make daily decisions that can potentially impact our home in ways we cannot imagine. Take for instance not wanting to replace your roof because it is too expensive or you cannot afford it. Then you are left with extensive damage in the long run. Knowing when it is time to replace your roof could save you a lot of money and stress knowing that your home is in good hands. 

Old age

With age comes a lot more maintenance for roofing. Typically, roofs can last anywhere from fifteen to thirty years. Knowing the lifespan of a roof, however, is often more complex than you may think. The type of material that it is made out of along with many other factors will dictate if the roof is worth replacing. The right way to know if you require a residential roof replacement is to hire a licensed roofer to further inspect and determine the extent of the damage.

Broken or missing shingles

Broken or missing shingles are amongst the most common problems homeowners face. While some may be repaired, the damage can go further with frequent leaks or cause collateral damage. It is best to make a full roof replacement especially if there are leaking issues or surrounding tree impact due to harsh weather conditions. 

Missing granules in shingles

Asphalt shingles are built with small rock coatings that protect the roof surface from harsh sun UV rays. Over time, shingles can begin to lose their granules due to wear and tear. You may find traces of the granules in the gutters once a storm has passed. If this is the case, residential roof replacement is highly advised. 

Too many layers

How much is too many? This is a question that refers to the layers a roof contains. While it may seem that the more layers a roof has the better it is, this has actually has actually been proven to be false. A good roof should have no more than two layers as having more will only create the opposite effect to prolong the expectancy. An experienced roofer can better evaluate if an existing roof requires an additional layer or if it has one too many. 

Curb appeal

If you are on the market to sell your home, buyers will immediately notice the home’s curb appeal, including that of the roof. It can significantly raise the value of your home if you make the roof replacement. 

Extend your roof’s life expectancy with a residential roof replacement today. We operate around quality work that our clients trust. At Azalea City Roofing, we offer residential and commercial roofing services in the surrounding Mobile and Baldwin County. Contact us today for a free estimate by calling (251) 620-9397 or by visiting our website and filling the request form. We have financing options available!