When to Get a New Roof
Getting a new roof on your home can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not sure if that’s even the right solution for you. There are a couple of things you should look for when faced with that decision:
- Are the edges of your shingles curling?
- Are there any bald spots where granules should be or do you have cracks in your shingles?
- Is your roof 20 years old or older?
If these things sound familiar, call Roof Fix SA and one of our qualified roofing professionals will come to your home to inspect your roof and give you advice that you can trust.
How long should a roof last?
The average lifespan of a shingled roof in central Texas is 18 to 20 years, varying based on the type of shingles you have. Metal roofing, while expensive, can last 40 to 70 years if well taken care of. Commercial roof replacement can happen when a roof is anywhere from 10 to 40 years old.
Damaged roof replacement in both commercial and residential settings, however, usually occurs before the end of a roof’s lifespan because the roof has been extensively compromised.
Causes and Signs of Damage
Storm damage is the most common cause of roof replacement, but age and neglect also play a role in damage to a roof. Signs that you need to replace your roof include:
- Curling or falling shingles
- Shingles that are losing their granules
- Frequent leaks in the attic
- Paint damage near the roof and water stains on interior walls and ceilings
- Sagging roof decking and rafters
If you are experiencing one or more of these problems, you likely need to replace your roof as soon as possible.
Replacing Your Roof
Whether your roof replacement results from age, damage or choice, investing in a new roof is well worth the cost. A safe, dry house isn’t the only benefit to roof replacement, although it’s easily the biggest.
Replacing your outdated or unsightly roof can add to your home’s curb appeal and increase its value. A well done roof replacement will make your home more desirable to possible buyers and give you pride in the way your home looks.
When it’s time to replace your roof, call Roof Fix. Our team can take care of any job, and our experts can do both shingle and metal roofing replacement. If you’re looking for San Antonio roofers, choose Roof Fix.
How Long Does a Roof Replacement Take?
Typically, once the physical labor of a replacement has begun, the project will take between one to five days for a 1,000-2,000 square foot house. This includes removing and disposing of the old shingles, redoing the roof’s decking and underlayment and applying new flashing and drip edging.