How do I know if I need a new roof?
Older roofing shingles and wood shakes usually have a 15 to 30 year lifespan depending on the quality, tree cover, and what part of the country you are in. Direct sunlight, wind, and poor attic ventilation are all factors that affect the longevity of your roof.
Shingles today have lifetime warranties, the did not 10 years ago. A good rule of thumb is 12 years since the roof has been replaced. Here are some things to look for:
*Loss of the asphalt granulation(bald spots)
*Leaking ceilings or in the attic
*Cracked or discolored drywall
*Rusted or missing flashing
If the residential roof is over 15 years old, we recommend that it be inspected by a roofing professional. Damage is not always visible from the ground or to the untrained eye. Locating problems early can avoid costly interior repairs later from leaks.