One of the most frequently asked questions by Canton homeowners is, “How long will my shingle roof last?” There’s never a definite answer to the question but what we can tell you is that shingle roofs usually last around 18-25 years before they need to be replaced. Many factors come into play when a professional roofing contractor decides whether or not a full roof replacement is cost-efficient and necessary.
Constant State of Repair
If the roof repair bills are piling up and it seems like there is always a contractor on your roof, it is probably time for a roof replacement. Instead of paying for repair after repair, consider paying for a new roof that will last you many years with no worry. Finally deciding on a shingle roof replacement will lift the weight off your shoulders and save you money in the long run.
Some of the time, a small leak can be fixed and never come back. However, if you have had to repair multiple leaks in your roof in a short amount of time, a full shingle roof replacement may be the best option for you. A leaky roof may sound like a commonly found roof issue, but that doesn’t make it any less harmful to your home and your family. Water damage can cause mold to grow, and your possessions to be ruined.
Having a few shingles that are broken or missing is not too much to worry about. But, if there are large bald patches on your roof, and you often find pieces of shingles on your lawn, shingle roof replacement is probably needed.
Some other shingle problems to look out for include:
- Buckling shingles – When shingles buckle, rain water can seep into your roof’s underlayment easily and cause significant water damage.
- Cracked and broken shingles – Similar to the effect that buckled shingles have on your roof, water damage can enter quite easily if your shingles do not fully cover your roof.
- Shingle granule deficiency – You may find that a notable amount of shingle granules have fallen into your gutters. Losing some of your shingles granules is no big deal, but losing a considerable lot can reduce the fire resistance of your home.
Discussing the condition of your roof with a trusted contractor is essential when making the decision to have your shingle roof replaced. Call Victor’s Roofing to weigh the pros and cons of replacing your shingle roof.