This might seem like a silly topic to discuss. Your roofing manufacturers gave you a 25-30-year guarantee their roofs will outlast any rain, snow, and summer. Additionally, hailstorms are the only valid reason you can have a shortened roofing lifespan. So, why should you consider saving up for a new roof every ten years?
Truthfully, roofing manufacturers can only provide you with roofing lifespan estimates. Unfortunately, their fact-supported estimates aren’t correct 95-99% of the time. While they’ve done extensive materials and manufacturing studies, their estimates use laboratory and partial environmental tests.
Ontario has varying levels of chilly and snowy weather. However, the weather properties experience, including those in the same neighborhood, can be different. Additionally, the response roofing materials might have during these situations can be different too.
As reputable London ON roofers, our rule of thumb is to have enough savings for a new roof replacement right after the roof ages by ten. In many cases we’ve encountered, roofs past a decade of service have varying problems ranging from negligible to massive, significant damage.
Bidvine has an excellent post detailing the signs of a failing roof. Read more about it below.
1. Light in Your Attic
If you can see light coming into your attic or loft, this is a sign of a roof that needs some TLC. Your roof may be suffering from cracks or missing shingles. Take a look at the exterior of your home for any signs of damage on your roof. If you see anything concerning, it’s time to ask a pro to examine your roof. After all, if daylight is able to get into your home, other things can, too. A few cracks in your roof can lead to vermin entering your home or a leaky roof and water damage.
Replace or Repair: Depending on the extent of the damage, a repair is often enough
2. Age of Your Roof
As a rule of thumb, most roofs can last for 20-25 years before they need to be replaced. The lifespan of your roof will depend on its material and the weather conditions you live in. If your roof is constantly being pelted with hail, it won’t last as long as a roof that gets a bit of rain once in a while.
3. Shingles Aren’t Flat
Shingles that don’t lay flat are a sign of damage. This issue could be due to a faulty installation or lasting water damage. If you are the victim of a bad installation, contact your roofer and discuss your options. You should also be aware of the insurance options available to you in the case of faulty workmanship. In the case of water damage or other weather-related issues, you may be able to replace a small area of your roof instead of the entire home.
Replace or Repair: Depending on the extent of the damage, a repair is often enough (Continued)
If you have yet to find a dependable roofer, you can count on us at Cub Roofing for all your needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you!