There are times when something just can’t be repaired anymore, and it’s more cost-efficient to just opt for replacement rather than continuing to pour money into repairs that won’t last. It’s true with everything from cars to appliances. As experienced Wilson roof replacement contractors, the team at Garliss can say it is most definitely true with roofs.
Signs Your Roof Needs to Be Replaced
There are some telltale signs that roof replacement, rather than repair, is the more cost-effective approach.
- Is the roof at least 10 years old? Age is always the first thing to look at. If a roof is past the 10-year mark, there’s a good chance the issues a property owner is having won’t go away with minor repairs. Just getting a new roof may well save the owner more money in the long run.
- Damage to the shingles. Anything from curls to cracks to black streaks are signs the roof is on its last legs.
- Debris in the yard. If the shingles are damaged, they can start cracking and falling to the ground. If a walk around the exterior of the structure continually yields a shingle pick-up, it’s time to call a Wilson roof replacement contractor for an inspection.
- Dark streaks. This goes beyond the streaks that may be on the shingles themselves. When water starts leaking into the home, the dark water streaks can manifest themselves on the walls and elsewhere. Clearly, a roof is failing in its most basic task if it’s not protecting those inside the structure from the elements. It’s a sign that the time for roof replacement may be here.
- A roof that gathers moss. Moss is attracted to moisture and if a roof is holding the moisture—and thereby collecting moss—then that’s an indicator the roof might be wearing down.
- The roof sags. Maybe a property owner won’t be able to see the moss, but they might notice if the roof on the interior starts sagging. This is just another sign that the roof can no longer easily shed moisture. And if the roof is of a certain age, it may be beyond durable repair.
- What are the neighbors doing? This question applies in any development, be it commercial or residential, where the buildings went up at roughly the same time. If a homeowner sees multiple neighbors having to do roof replacements, then at least going up and checking for some of the warning signs noted here is in order.
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Frequently Asked Roof Replacement Questions
How Long Do Metal and Asphalt Roofs Last?
A metal roof is an economical and durable choice for homeowners who are looking for a reliable and long-lasting roofing option. Metal roofs can last anywhere from 40 to 70 years, with an average lifespan of 50 years, making them one of the longest-lasting types of roofs available on the market.
Asphalt roofs typically have a shorter lifespan than metal roofs – usually lasting between 10 and 15 years – though proper maintenance practices may help extend their life up to 20 years. They are the most popular type of residential roofing for their affordability and reliability.
Do I Have to Get a Roof Replacement if My Roof is Sagging?
If the underlying issue causing your roof to sag is not adequately addressed, it can lead to further problems such as leakage, mold growth, and a decrease in the lifespan of your roof. A roof replacement may provide a better solution for this problem. However, there may be some Band-Aid fixes that can prolong the life of your roof until its next replacement. Reinstalling better roof support and providing humidity control solutions may make a difference for you.
More than happy with Jody and the Garliss Roofing crew
More than happy with Jody and the Garliss Roofing crew. They went out of their way to make the process as smooth as possible. Would recommend them for roof repair or replacement." - G.B.
Great to work with and super knowledgeable
Great to work with and super knowledgeable about the inspection/insurance process." - Gene M.
I would definitely recommend Garliss Roofing!
We are very satisfied with the work. The roof looks great. The crew did a good job cleaning up and Jody came by to ensure that everything was completed satisfactorily. Jody and Lisa were very helpful and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend Garliss Roofing!" - J.C.
Jody and Lisa were very responsive and knowledgeable
Jody and Lisa were very responsive and knowledgeable. They helped walk me through the whole process. Their team was quick (one-day job) and they cleaned up the site after their work so it looked like they were never there. Highly recommend." - Nick F.
Thank you Garliss Roofing for your honesty and your advice!
I highly recommend this company. After contacting Garliss Roofing, they immediately contacted me back and scheduled a time for someone to come out and look at my roof. Well, what I thought was a problem ended up not being a problem at all. Thanks to Jody for being honest with me about what I thought was a chunk of my roof missing, it was not. Jody Garliss patiently explained to me about my roof and how it works. And also what I thought were cracks ended up being just dirt lines. He actually took the time, got a ladder, and checked the spots out to make sure they weren't cracks. It was just dirt. In today's world where companies and people are so dishonest and quick to take your money, it's great to find an honest company that doesn’t do that. And he gave me advice on who I can get to clean my gutters which I need also. Thank you Garliss Roofing for your honesty and your advice!" - Valerie E.