How Often Should a Roof Be Replaced?

How Often Should a Roof Be Replaced?

It’s no secret that roof replacement is an expensive investment. So it’s natural to wonder how often you will need to invest in a new roof. The truth is that there’s no good way to pinpoint exactly how often you should have your roof replaced without consulting with a professional MD roofing company. However, here are some factors that will affect how frequently you should have your roof replaced. 

Roofing Material 

Different types of roofing materials have different lifespans. These are the average lifespans for roofing materials if they do not become damaged over the years.

 

Asphalt Shingles: Under normal conditions, asphalt shingle roofs should last anywhere from 15 to 20 years before needing to be replaced.

 

Clay/Cement Tile Roofing: Clay/concrete tile roofs are one of the most resilient types of roofs. 

You can expect roofs made out of this material to last anywhere from 50 to 100 years.

 

Slate Roofing: Slate is another very durable material, and these roofs can last 100 years or longer. 

 

Wood Shingles: Wood shingles, with regular maintenance, can last between 25 to 30 years. This material is susceptible to fire and moisture damage. 

 

Wood Shakes: Wood shakes are thicker than wood shingles, and as a result, are more durable. Roofs made out of wood shakes should last between 35 to 40 years with regular maintenance.

 

Metal Roofing: Metal roofs are very resilient and can last between 50 to 100 years, depending on the type of metal. 

 

Signs Your Roof Needs to be Replaced

Sometimes your roof will need to be replaced prematurely. Besides what it’s made of, the lifespan of your roof will also depend on things like weather and maintenance. Your roof can begin to show signs that it needs to be replaced.

 

Holes and Leaks

If your roof has holes big enough to see sunlight shining through, it may be time to have your roof replaced. Even if the hole isn’t big enough to see sunlight, small cracks and holes still allow moisture inside your home and can negatively affect your roof.

 

Moisture Stains/Damage

Have you noticed stains on your walls or ceilings? It can mean that your roof is significantly damaged and will need to be replaced soon. Puddles in your attic are also a good indication that your roof needs to be replaced.

 

Exterior Roof Damage

Sometimes you can tell from your roof’s exterior that it needs to be replaced. Cracked, rotten, missing, or otherwise damaged shingles are all indicators that your roof should be replaced. 

 

Let Maryland’s Best Replace Your Roof

If it’s time to replace your roof, the experts at Maryland’s Best Remodeling can help. We’ve been providing a wide range of MD roof replacement services for homeowners since 2007. Contact us today to request an estimate.