Roof Replacements Give You Peace of Mind
A roof’s average lifespan can vary between 8 years up to as long as 30 years, depending on the style and the roofing material used. Flat, felted roofs tend to have shorter lifespans than slate or shingle ones. Even the most durable roofing materials can become damaged by extremely high winds or storms.
Minor damage such as one or two dislodged slates can be repaired, as long as the damage is spotted early enough. Once a roof starts showing more severe signs of damage, however, it may be time to consider a replacement. Investing in roof replacement can often be the most economical long-term choice because a new roof is unlikely to need major repairs in the next few years and could offer better insulating properties and damp protection than your older one did.
You may need a new roof if you notice any of the following issues:
- Cracked tiles or shingles
- Missing tiles or shingles
- Bubbling or damaged roof felt
- Dark streaks or damp patches in the attic