December 29, 2021
If you and your partner have talked about various home maintenance you know you need to do in the upcoming year, you may have talked about a roof replacement. Because all roofs have a different life span, there’s not a recommendation like you have with some things as to when to replace them. Sure, we generally say that an asphalt roof will last between 15 and 25 years and a tile or metal roof will last at least twice as long. But just how do you know that next year is the year you need a new roof?
Evaluate the Condition of the Roof
You can do this with the help of a licensed roofing contractor. Call them out and ask their professional opinion. If you’ve never worked with the company before, they may ask some questions about recent repair history and if you’re having any issues with roof leaks currently. Some things that indicated that it is time for a roof replacement include:
- Excessive granules in the gutters and downspouts
- Curling or cracked shingles
- Increasing frequency and cost of roof repairs
- Missing and misaligned shingles throughout the roof’s surface
Understand the Benefits of a New Roof
Of course, the biggest benefit is that your home will be better protected from the elements. If you’ve been spending a lot on repairs recently, you’ll also likely not have to worry about that for quite some time. However, there are some lesser known benefits. For example, if you choose metal or tile roofing, you may get a discount from your homeowners insurance. New roofing can also increase your home’s energy efficiency, especially if you choose a lighter color roof than you currently have.
Call Suncoast Roofing Solutions
Whether you know it’s time for a new roof or aren’t sure if another repair is a good idea, call Suncoast Roofing Solutions. Our roofing experts will thoroughly inspect your roof and help you understand that cost and benefits of a new roof or provide you a repair estimate. Because we offer metal, asphalt and tile roofing, we can also help you choose the right roof for your home and budget. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 to schedule you appointment.