Probably the most common question a homeowner asks themselves is, “How do I know if I need to replace my roof?” In this blog we will be going over the 4 signs that will indicate you might need a roof replacement.
Do you need a new roof?
When it comes to the roof over your head, don’t take any chances.
A roof can naturally reach the end of its life without experiencing any roof repairs. Typically, an asphalt shingle roof in Spring, TX will last 20-25 years. Knowing what to look for is the first step to determining whether it is time to replace your roof. If you do need to replace your roof, the average price to install a new roof is $8,000 – $12,000.
If you are unsure, call your local roofing company! At HHH Roofing, we are always giving free roof estimates to make sure the roof over your head is protecting the family you love.
PRO TIP: If you neighbors are all starting to replace their roofs, that could be a signs that you should do the same!
4 Warning Signs You Need A New Roof
1. Your roof is getting old
Depending on the material of your roof, most homes in America have asphalt shingle. There are two types, the 3-Tab Shingles and the Architectural Shingles.
Learn More about Pros and Cons of 3-Tab vs Architectural Shingles
3 TAb Shingles
15 - 20 Years
20 - 25 Years
Living in the Houston area, we get very extreme weather from lots of rain, heat, wind, even Hail. All these factors are going to affect the lifespan of your roof. Older roofs were often created with materials that are no longer useful or considered strong today. At HHH Roofing, our professional roofers recommend at the 15 Year mark to get a roof inspection.
2. condition of your shingles
Inspecting your roof’s shingles is another way to determine whether you need your roof replaced. Shingles will curl, be missing entirely, and even cracked.
If you roof has 10 or 15 years and you notice a lot of loose granules when inspecting the roof or even in your gutters, that’s a sign of a problem. The granules on shingles help keep the sun off the asphalt, so once they fall off your shingles will start to deteriorate and are more susceptible to leaks.
When it comes to shingles as time goes on the shingles get hard, very brittle and the nails start to come out. If you start to see the fiberglass from your shingles, that is a great indicator that it time to get your roof replaced. The exposed fiberglass of the shingle is essentially the backbone of the shingle which is now exposed and you will start to notice it on those sunny days where you see shiny white flashing back at you. That shine is a deadly sign to replace your roof.
3. Roof Leaks
Once a roof has been having multiple leaks in different areas, then the roof is probably pasts its prime. Multiple roof repairs over the years is a great indicator to replace your roof. At HHH Roofing, we take pride in being able to solve every repair with our experienced roofing team in Spring, TX we like to be honest when a homeowner needs to start thinking about a replacement.
A sagging roof is typically an indication of a structural issue. There could be rotten plywood underneath the shingles or even damaged plywood.
4. Neighbor's roof
Look around your neighborhood! Most neighborhoods have the homes built around the same time using the same material. It’s the best indicator to get a roof inspection for your home.
contact your local roofing contractors
Remember every single home is unique for different areas!
Sometimes, knowing the different shingles, what to look for and even just getting on top of your roof can seem overwhelming. Don’t forget you have a local roofing company with a team of experts to call on.
While replacing your entire roof quickly can become a hefty investment, it is a foundational element for the structure of your home.