The roof on your home is the most important component of your home’s entire exterior, but it will not last forever. At some point, all roofs must be replaced, so how do you know it’s time for a replacement? To give you more knowledge about your roof and when it has seen better days, let’s review three common reasons to replace your roof.
3 Reasons to Replace Your Roof
Those who live in areas that are storm or hail prone like Florida or the West know that storms can do a number on roofs, sometimes more than the roof can handle. Hail, wind and other weather patterns can damage your roof to the point that it compromises your entire roofing system. If your roof has suffered through a severe storm, make the call to a local roofing company to have it inspected. If the storm was bad enough, you would need to replace your roof.
Always call a roofer before calling your insurance agent after a storm to be certain that any damage your roof may have suffered warrants an insurance claim.
Change of Materials
Not everyone who replaces their roof has a damaged or old roof. If you’ve recently bought a home that was roofed with a low-quality material and you want to upgrade to something better, or you need to upgrade your current home’s roofing material from an older material to something more modern like replacing wood shakes, you should consider replacing your roof.
Wear and Tear
In the end, many roofs are replaced because they have lived out their useful life. Common symptoms of older roofs include excess shedding of granules, ripping, tearing, balding shingles, dull color, algae or moss on the shingles, and more. Have your roof inspected (never pay for an estimate!) to figure out if replacement is your best bet.
There are many different reasons to replace a roof, but the most common are due to storm damage, to change the materials out, or to end the life of a roofing system that has seen better days. If your roof is experiencing any of these issues, it’s time to call on your local and reputable roofing contractor to check things o