We know that many homeowners hope for a new roof courtesy of their homeowner’s insurance. Although ETA came through our area and left some damage, most was minor. Now that it’s nearly the end of hurricane season chances are slim that you’re going to end up with a new roof from storm damage this year. Here are some signs you should call and start getting roof replacement estimates.
Constant Roof Repairs
One of the easiest signs is when you need to call your roofing company more than once a year for a roof repair. A sound roof may have occasional issues, but shouldn’t need ongoing repair. Maintenance should be done annually, but repair shouldn’t be. There are many metrics different roofing companies use but a good rule of thumb is if your repairs over the past three years plus this new one total more than 30% of the roof replacement estimates you’ve received, go ahead and replace your roof.
Although age alone isn’t a good judge of whether a roof needs replacing or not, it is a good indicator. We’ve seen ten-year-old 3-tab shingle roofs need replacing but we’ve also seen 15-year-old ones with a few good years left. When it comes to tile roofing, you expect it to last 25 years or more but a poor installation or foot traffic can mean an early roof replacement. No matter what your roofing materials, a lot comes down to the installation, maintenance and location of the home.
If you look at your roof and notice missing, curled, blistered or bubbling shingles, it’s probably time to call around and get a few roof replacement estimates. Shingles should lie flat and still have granules on them. As your roof ages it loses its ability to protect your home. Many cracked tiles are an issue as well because chances are good your roof deck has water damage. Curled shingles are more likely to get caught and lifted by high winds which can result in a roof leak. It’s true that both missing asphalt and tile shingles can sometimes be replaced. However, depending on why they are missing and how many are, it’s not always a good idea.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions Offers Free Roof Replacement Estimates
If you think it’s time for a new roof, call us. If you’re not sure if a roof replacement or roof repair is a better option, we will provide you with our honest assessment of your roof’s remaining useful life or let you know if we don’t believe it’s safe to continue repairing it. We offer many roofing materials and always offer free roof replacement estimates. Call us today to schedule your appointment – (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form.