How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

Get Roof History

If you’re wondering whether it’s time to replace your roof, there are a few signs you can look out for. The first step is to determine your roof’s history. You can do this by checking the installation date, which can be found in building permits or by contacting the installation company. Once you have this information, you can compare your roof’s age to the average material life expectancies. If your roof is reaching the end of its life expectancy, it may be time to replace it. 

Check for Visible Damage

Another sign that it’s time to replace your roof is by looking for visible wear and tear. If you notice any of the following warning signs, it’s important to act quickly: Visible wear and tear, sagging or drooping, Leaks & Water damage, Noticeable increase in energy bills, Cracked or peeling paint, Loose or damaged flashing as well as pest infestations. Also keep an eye on the Gutters and Soffits – they can show early signs of roof damage.

Ask a Professional

A typical roof can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years depending on the weather, type of roof and how well its been maintained. If you’re still unsure whether it’s time to replace your roof, consider hiring a professional to inspect it.

Save Money – Consider Solar

Also, if you are having to replace your roof, it may be a great time to consider installing Solar panels. Because of the provisions in the federal Inflation Reduction Act, there are some great tax advantages for installing solar. Plus you can get great financing (2.99%) for solar installation which can include the cost of roof replacement / upgrade. Make sure you ask your roofing professional about the advantages of installing solar when replacing your roof.