Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against snow, rain, breeze, storm, and heat. Unfortunately, it does not last forever. Direct exposure to dangerous weather conditions is a contributing factor to the lifespan of your roof.

You may realize a roof replacement is needed after leaks appear on your ceiling. The leak could be a result of underlying roof problems, but are these issues a reason to get a roof replacement? Below are factors to help ascertain if you need a new roof.

Age of the Roof

A roof has an estimated lifespan of 20-30 years. However, its durability depends on various factors, including:

  • The material used
  • The kind of weather it has been exposed to 
  • The quality of the installation

If unsure about the age of your roof, talk to a reliable roofer to help you understand if you need a replacement.

The Depth of the Roof Damage

If you spot damages such as roof leaks, cracked shingles, a sagging roof, or growing mold, consider a replacement. Acting as soon as you note the damage reduces health concerns associated with a leaking roof and mold accumulation.  

Roof Orientation and Weather Conditions

The color and slope of your roof determine how often your roof needs a replacement. Darker roofs absorb more heat, and hence have a shorter lifespan compared to cool roofs. Similarly, you may need to replace your roof often if you live in a hot climate. 

Things to Consider When Replacing a Roof

A roof replacement is expensive. before you decide whether you need a roof replacement or not, here are a few things you need to consider:

  • Roofing material: There are different types of roofing materials available. When exploring, consider the durability, maintenance requirements, and energy efficiency of the material.
  • Style of the roof: No matter your choice, you will always admire a beautiful rooftop with a unique finishing.

How Often Do You Need a Roof Replacement?

AIC Roofing & Construction experts will give you the best advice for all your roof replacement needs. We strive to offer quality services for highly competitive prices. Contact us today if you require roofing installations or have any roofing related queries in Central Kentucky.

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