How Often Does A Roof Need To Be Replaced?

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How Often Does A Roof Need To Be Replaced?

One question that roofing companies in Texas and beyond are asked repeatedly is: how often does a roof need to be replaced? Because it can be such a significant investment, it’s only natural to wonder how long it’s going to last before you need to put in thousands of dollars for roof replacement once more.

Below, we’ll answer that question while also providing other helpful information like the common signs it’s time to replace your roof.

 

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof Now

If you’re asking how often your roof needs to be replaced while positioning buckets to catch drips in every room, you’ve got your answer. Your roof is ready to be replaced now.

Sometimes, a more important question to ask is how do you know when it’s time to replace your roof?

Many things can point to roof repairs at a minimum and roof replacement as the best option. You might notice loose, damaged, or cracked shingles in multiple places on your roof. You may even have missing shingles, with no idea how they loosened or where they went.

A sagging roof is also a sure sign that roof replacement is on the horizon, as are signs of water damage and leaks, mold and rot, and any dark spots and holes. Even storm damage can be all it takes to see your once-solid roof needing to be replaced sooner rather than later.

 

Based on Materials, How Often Does a Roof Need to Be Replaced?

No roofing company, no matter how experienced, can give you an exact number of years your roof will last. Nor can they tell you with absolute precision how often your roof will need to be replaced.

After all, several factors can be at play, such as your climate, region, roofing materials, roof type, and even the quality of the workmanship.

In saying that, some materials undoubtedly last better and longer than others – in both commercial and residential settings.

Asphalt and composition shingles may last between 10 to 30 years, while wooden shingles are known to last for between 20 and 30 years. If you have a metal roof, you may not need to replace it for 40 years, and some people who were meticulous with their maintenance enjoyed 70 years of faithful service.

Commercial property owners often run a tight ship with their profit vs. expenditure ratio. With superior roofing materials like TPO roofing, they may not have to replace it for upwards of half a century. However, scheduled maintenance is essential to get as many years out of the roof as possible.

If you have a clay tile or metal tile residential roof, you may not even have to replace your roof in your lifetime. A clay tile roof that’s kept in immaculate condition may not need to be replaced for between 40 years and a century. Metal tiles with the same care and attention may not need to be replaced for twice that long.

 

Hey! My Roof Didn’t Last As Long As A Roofer Said!

As previously mentioned, no roofing company can accurately predict how often you will need to replace your roof.

Your area may have been hit with a series of storms and adverse weather events one year, then calm weather the next. High winds may have hit for a week straight, followed by heavy rain and snow. Or, you might have experienced 20 years of brilliant sunshine, followed by a hurricane that tore it to pieces.

Even how you maintain it can make a significant difference to its lifespan. Failure to perform yearly checks and keep it free of debris and moss may also result in a shortened lifespan. Your situation is unique, which means your roof lifespan is also unique.

 

I Think I’m Ready to Replace My Roof

If you’ve experienced a variety of problems with your residential or commercial roof due to old age or extreme weather conditions, you may now realize that roof replacement could be on the cards.

To get the ball rolling, request a free roofing estimate from Conrad Roofing & Construction. They can talk you through the various roof replacement and repair options while also offering insight into the expected lifespans of different roofing materials.

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