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when Should I replace My Roof?

When was the last time you inspected your roof for cracks and signs of damage? If it’s been ages since you took the time to inspect your roof, you are not alone. Most homeowners don’t pay much attention to the roof above their heads. With that said, however, untended roofs can lead to dire consequences.

You can avoid any unfortunate circumstances by replacing the roof before it’s too late. This brings us to the main question - when should you replace your roof? Scroll down to find all the answers you need about replacing your roof.

A man replacing a roof because of damage

1.     What are the signs of needing a new roof?

Knowing the signs of roof damage can help you determine when it’s time to replace your roof. Start by looking for cracks. If the shingles are cracking, curling, or lifted, it’s probably time for roof replacement. Similarly, if you notice exposed nails, missing gutter aprons, moss or plants growing on the roof, or any other kind of damage, don’t hesitate to look for professional help. The rule of the thumb is that you should consider changing your roof 3-5 years before the manufacturer’s life expectancy to make sure you don’t end up in a sticky situation.

Maintenance and Installation Quality

Even with the best roof installers, the actual lifespan of your roof can be trimmed down due to hail, storms, or wind damage. This is especially true if the installation quality is low and you don’t take out the time for regular roof maintenance. Keep these factors in mind when it comes to determining the right time for roof replacement. 

2.     How Much Should A New Roof Cost?

A new roof of low quality will typically cost you a minimum of $9,000. Generally, installation is not included in the price. The cost depends on multiple factors including the size of roof, types of services, and quality of materials required, etc.

Quality of the Material

Each manufacturer makes different materials of different quality, for example, GAF, Owens Corning, Tamko, etc. So, make sure you take your time to find the best roofing company in your area that offers not only the best services but also utilizes the finest quality materials.

3.     How Long Does It Take?

The exact time for a roof replacement depends on the condition of your roof and the kind of work it requires. It can anywhere from a single day to an extended period of time to replace because of potential structural repairs, decking replacement, and code inspection.

House Sizing Matters

The size of your house can make a huge difference in the installation time. To determine the exact time, it is advisable to schedule a roof inspection that comes with a thorough checklist of issues to address and a free proposal.

Call Nashville Roofing Company for FREE estimates and inspections. Our experienced team members will get on your roof to assess the damage and give an accurate time and cost estimate. We do not use apps that fail to evaluate damage below the surface and won’t rest until you are completely satisfied with the results! Check out our linked-In profile to see more of our history and references.

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