1. Check the ConditionLet’s face it. If you live in an old house, replacing the roof may be on the top of your to-do list. It all comes down to what the roof is made of. Some roofs made from copper and slate can last up to 50 years, while asphalt roofs only last 20 years. You can notice the state of your roof by the shingles. If they are starting buckle and curl, this can be a sign that they need to be replaced.
2. Get an InspectionIf you’re not sure what state your roof is in, consider getting an inspection to get an expert perspective. Ask professionals to come and inspect both the exterior and interior spaces of the roof and give you a rough estimate of possible repairs. However, if the damage is too extreme, they may tell you that getting a new roof is the best option. With their expertise, you can have an accurate opinion on what is needed to be done.
3. Look For SignsOld age is one of the biggest signs that you need a new roof. When your roof is reaching its life expectancy, it will start to lose shingles. Check to see if your roof is losing a lot of its cover. Water damage can also be a sign. No matter how new your roof is, if it can’t protect the interior of your home from water, that should be take care of quickly to avoid serious water damage.
With these three tips in mind, you can decide if its time to invest in a new roof.