How Do I Know If My Roof Needs Replacing?

As a homeowner, you may be wondering, “How do I know if my roof needs replacing?” The experts at Dickson Roofing have the answers you need.

Dickson Roofing has served Southwest Florida for more than three decades. Look for our top-quality work throughout Collier and Lee counties in some of the most prestigious communities, including Olde Naples, Port Royal, Bay Colony, Aqualane Shores, Grey Oaks, Mediterra and Park Shore.

Signs You May Need to Replace Your Roof

How Do I Know If My Roof Needs Replacing?Our Florida climate can wreak havoc on roofing materials, but there are other factors to consider, such as how well the roof is guttered, protected from UV rays, ventilated, and maintained. The quality of the original roofing installation will also come into play.

In most cases, the red flags of a failing roof are subtle and happen over time. Roof replacement can be an expensive proposition, but putting it off until the last minute is not recommended. Each of the following problems is a sign that you may need to think about replacing your roof sooner than later.

Roof Age > 20 Years

How old is your existing roof?

A typical roof can be expected to last from 20 to 25 years (unless it is subjected to storm damage). The average asphalt shingle roof should last about 12 to 20 years. Wood shake roofs typically last from 15 to 40 years. Clay or concrete tile roofs built using today’s standards and guidelines will usually last at least 20 years. And metal roofs can last 15 to 40 years, depending on the material used.

If your roof is within its normal service life, you may be able to repair any problems that occur as long as they are not jeopardizing the integrity of the roof. If your roof is nearing the end of it useful life, you should probably consider replacement.

Leaks & Water Damage

If you have a leaking roof or see signs of water damage, contact Dickson Roofing to inspect your roof immediately. A leaky roof can lead to structural damage. Dickson Roofing repairs all types of roofing and will give you a free estimate to see if we can extend the life of your present roof. We never offer a repair that cannot be guaranteed for one full year.

Damaged or Missing Shingles and/or Tiles

Your roof is constantly exposed to elements like sun, rain and wind, which will cause the components to wear down over time.

Take a quick look at the roof from your driveway or the curb in front of your home to see if you spot any shingles, wood shakes, or tiles that are cracked, badly damaged or missing. Missing and damaged parts of your roof are signs of weakness that could jeopardize the materials underneath and make your home vulnerable to the elements.

If this type of damage is widespread, your roof may be ready for replacement.

Remember, roof damage only gets worse with time. If you would like more information on how to know if your roof needs replacing, get in touch with Dickson Roofing at (239) 514-1100. We offer comprehensive repair and inspection services for every kind of roof, and we can help you repair and restore your roof quickly and efficiently.