When Should I Replace My Roof?

Reasons for Roof Replacement

As most long-term homeowners know, replacing a home’s roof is one of the many household improvements that need to be done every so often. Missing shingles and water damage are obvious signs that roof repair or replacement needs to be done, but there are other reasons for wanting to replace your roof. As a certified Austin roofing contractor, we’ll help you sort out if your roof has outlived it’s useful life and needs to be replaced.

Roofs with asphalt shingles have a lifespan of about 15-25 years in Texas, depending on the shingle’s grade. When you purchase a home, it is important to know when the roof was last replaced so you can determine the roof’s approximate remaining useful life.

Other than it’s lifespan, there may be multiple reasons you might want to replace your roofing.

Increase Curb Appeal

Your neighbors have replaced their roofs and you want to maintain your home’s value — or increase it. A new roof can greatly increase your home’s value, and since most neighborhood homes are built around the same time, your roof is probably reaching the end of it’s life when your neighbor’s is.

Storm Damage

There’s going to be severe weather, and your roof is already pretty old. If you think bad weather may be coming to your area in the next few months and your roof is reaching the last years of life, looking into a new, more stable roof could be a good idea. Waiting to see if you sustain damage and then scrambling for repairs isn’t always the best move — by that time roofers are often too busy to replace your roof right away.

Eco-Friendly Values

You want to be more environmentally friendly. New green-roofing alternatives, like metal roofing, last a lot longer than traditional asphalt shingles and help reduce your carbon footprint. If you have a desire to harvest rainwater, metal roofs do not leach asphalt so the water collected from a metal roof is safe to use on gardens with vegetables and herbs.

At Caden Roofing, we can handle all your roof replacement needs. As an established, trusted, Austin, TX, roofing contractor, estimates are free, and we install asphalt roofing, metal roofing and single-ply commercial roofing. Contact us about replacing a roof for your home or business.

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