We get asked all the time, does my roof need to be replaced or can it just be repaired? We understand a total roof replacement can be a big expense, and we won’t try and sell you a new roof if you don’t need one. But in some cases, your roof may not last another year. If you see any of these signs it is probably time to replace your roof.
It’s Been More Than 20 Years
Most home roofs have 20-year asphalt shingles. If it has been more than 20 years since your roof was replaced it is probably time to invest in a new roof. Even if it’s been over 15 years it’s a good idea to have an inspection. Weather in Texas is unpredictable, and the years of hail, wind, and sun can accelerate the decay of your roof’s shingles.
You Have More Than Two Layers of Shingles
If you think can save costs by not stripping away old shingles, you could end up costing yourself even more. Homes are not built to support the extra weight of more than one layer of shingles. By adding more, you can cause serious structural damage to your home. That’s why if your roof already has two layers of shingles it will need to be completely replaced.
There is Visible Roof Damage
If you notice a few damaged shingles you may just need a repair. However, if you see widespread damage to your shingles including dark streaks, curling, missing granules or just missing shingles it is probably time to replace your roof. Roof damage can also include visible leaks or water damage in your attic or even in your home.
While there is not a one-size-fits-all answer to if your roof needs to replaced or not, hopefully this will help you make an informed decision. If you have questions or have noticed any of the above in your home, schedule an inspection with Kanga Roof today.