While roofs are designed to last for many years, they do not last forever, and there will eventually come a time when you need to get your roof replaced. Our team at Jacksonville Roofing USA understands, however, that a new roof represents a significant expense for homeowners, and that most would prefer to put the whole process off for as long as possible because of the costs involved. In this article, our team will go over a few things to look at in order to determine whether you truly need a new roof or whether you can put it off another year or two.
- Age. One thing to consider when deciding if you need a new roof is the age of your existing one. Even if there’s no visible damage to your roof, if it’s nearing or past the end of its estimated lifespan, it’s best to replace it in order to ensure that your home is protected from the elements. For example, if your shingle roof is over 20 years old, you should replace it.
- Decay. Another thing to consider when determining if it’s time for a new roof is the condition of your current roof. If your roof is showing signs of wear and decay, such as cracked, curled, or warped shingles, then it’s likely time to replace it.
- Moss. A third sign that points to a need for a new roof is the presence of moss, mold, or algae on the roof you already have. All of these organisms indicate that there is excessive moisture on your roof, and that moisture damage has likely already been done.