In a perfect world, we could build houses with roofs that last forever. In the real world, even your roof has an expiration date, despite its durability. Proper maintenance and repairing damages right away can help you get the most out of your roof until it can’t go on safely any longer. But how do you know when your roof is past the point of no return?
As roofing professionals with years of experience, we have seen the common signs that point to roof replacement, and we have compiled a list of them for you. Here’s how you know you need a new roof:
- Your roof is old- Many experts estimate that average homeowner’s roof has a lifespan of 20-30 years, but the actual length will differ depending on the material your roof is made of. For example, roofs made of slate last much longer than asphalt shingle roofs. If you have had your roof for a couple of decades, it’s worth it to check with a professional and find out if your roof is near the end of its life.
- Your roof is sagging- Saggy spots on your roof are a sign that your roof has moisture damage. If the damage is bad enough, getting a new roof will be safer and more cost-effective than trying to fix it.
- There is visible damage- A few broken shingles once in a while is no reason to panic. However, if you see that there are lots of curled, damaged shingles or notice granule loss, there may be more serious problems and you may need a new roof.