How often you replace your roof depends on the type of roof you currently have. This is because the quality of a roof varies by roof type. And anytime quality—or lack thereof—might be involved, there’s going to be a range. For instance, lower-quality roofs and roofs with exposure to severe weather need to be replaced at intervals of 10-15 years. High-quality roofs may not need to be replaced for 40-50 years.
Does My Roof Need to Be Replaced?
In all actuality, roofs need to be replaced so infrequently. It’s better to reframe the question “how often should I replace my roof?” to “does my roof need to be replaced?”
To help you answer this question, we encourage you to consider:
- Whether there are overt, highly visible signs of damage. Missing shakes, shingles or tiles, as well as cracked or damaged shakes, shingles, or tiles, are all highly visible signs of damage. These signs can be a great indicator that it is time to replace your roof. Call a roofing professional who can run an assessment on your roof to help you determine your best options for repairing or replacing your roof.
- Whether there are obvious signs of wear. Wear varies by material type. For composition or asph