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How do I know if I need a new roof?

  • Age –Typical shingle roofs last 12 to 20 years. There is variation in life due to shingle quality, color, sun exposure and ventilation under the roof.
  • Appearance – If you have shingles that have broken off, or look buckled or warped, or have lost some of the granule surfacing, it may be time for replacement.
  • Leaks – Probably not the best way to find out. By the time you see evidence of water leaking inside the house, it has probably been leaking for quite a while prior. This leaking can cause expensive structural damage to the rafters and the boards on top of them, not to mention the damage to your ceilings and walls. It is usually much less expensive to replace a roof before you see leaks.