Roof replacement involves getting rid of the current roof and replacing it with a newer one. While getting a new roof has a lot of benefits, you might be wondering if you’re losing out on being able to maximize the older one. If you want to get the most value out of both roofs, you have to know if it’s the right time to make the switch.
The Old Roof Is Past Its Expected Life Span
Different roofing options have different life spans. Some can last for two to three decades while others can last up to a hundred years with good maintenance. If you can’t find information about your current roof’s life span, you can check what type of material was used for it and compare it to similar roofing systems. Once the roof is past the expected life span, it will start deteriorating in terms of performance so it has to be replaced as soon as possible.
The Damage Is Too Severe
Regular roofing damage can easily be fixed by our team of professionals. However, some types of damage are too severe that the cost of repairs can easily rival that of a total roof replacement. For most roofing contractors, heavy damage caused by storms or tornadoes often warrant total replacement instead of simple repairs, even if the old roof seems mostly intact.
Your Roof Is Sagging
As your current roof ages, you will notice that it will start showing signs of structural weakness even if there’s no indication of moisture damage. For example, old roofs with wooden supporting structures will eventually start to sag and get brittle. Letting a roof stay that way is very dangerous so you need to have it torn off and replaced before it has a chance to collapse.
Your Roof Is No Longer Efficient
Your home’s roofing system should be able to perform according to today’s living standards; it must be energy-efficient enough to keep you from overspending on energy consumption especially with the constant rise in the cost of electricity. In some cases, even a layer of freshly installed insulation won’t be enough to bring an old roof’s performance on par with modern alternatives. If you think the current roof is keeping you from having an energy-efficient home, you should consider calling the pros for a fresh roofing installation.
We’re ready to help if your home is due for a roof replacement. Masters Roofing is the number one source of roofing solutions in Memphis, TN. You can call us at (844) 400-4774 or fill out this contact form to request a free quote.