How often should I replace my roof?

The simple answer is that roofs should be replaced when they are no longer providing protection from the storms. Unfortunately, the costs of replacement can quickly add up, especially if you own a commercial property. To help offset this cost, it's advisable to perform regular roof inspections along with other preventive maintenance procedures throughout the year.

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When should I replace my roof?

Roofs in our area typically last from 15-20 years. However, a lot depends on the quality of the roof materials used, how it was installed, and how it was maintained.

For example, if you have a lot of trees around your roof and allowed debris to build up on the surface of your roof system, this could shorten the roof life and effectiveness.Β Β 

Additionally, roofs that may not have been installed properly or have poor quality materials may show vulnerabilities during our often strong storm events.

What are the signs of roof damage?

Roofs can be damaged by heavy winds, hailstorms, or other extreme weather conditions but can also incur damage due to age along with normal wear-and-tear. If you're uncertain whether your roof needs to be replaced, look for these signs:

  • Cracked or missing shingles that allow moisture into your home's interior
  • Shingles that are curled up around the edges (a sign of water penetration)
  • Visible signs of leaks inside your home (wet ceilings or wet spots on carpets)
  • An accumulation of dirt around vents and other areas (indicating moisture)
  • The presence of moss or other vegetation on your roof

If you notice any of these problems, contact usΒ as soon as possible. We will perform an inspection and determine if repairs or replacement is necessary.

How much does it cost to replace my roof?

Roof replacement costs vary depending on the size of the roof, specific features, and roof system to be installed.Β Our Energy Roofing Consultant will provide you with a full range of options so you can choose the roof system that best fit your goals and protection needs for your property.

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Does my homeowner's insurance cover roof damage?

Some policies may provide coverage for repairs that are less than 50% to 80% of the value of your home's total structure cost. However, homeowners insurance does not always cover complete replacement because roofs contribute only minimally to structural strength and stability. In addition, no policy covers normal wear-and-tear or general deterioration which can occur during normal age along with exposure to ultraviolet rays from sunlight.

How can I maintain my roof and extend its lifetime?

There are a few things you can do to help maintain your roof and extend its lifetime.

First, make sure you keep an eye out for any damage and repair it as soon as possible.

Second, keep the roof clean and free of debris. This will help prevent moss and other vegetation from growing, which can cause damage to the roof.

Third, make sure that your gutters are clear and free of debris so that water can properly drain off the roof.

Finally, inspect the roof regularly and contact us if you notice any problems.

Can I repair my roof on my own?

It is not recommended to repair your roof on your own, as this can be dangerous and lead to further damage. It's always best to hire a professional roofing contractor who will have the necessary equipment and experience to do the job properly.

Inspecting your roof can be a dangerous task if you're not properly trained. Without the necessary safety precautions in place, you could easily fall off of your roof and injure yourself. Just request a Free Roof Inspection and we can provide you the information needed to make a well-informed roof repair decision.

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