How to Tell if Your Roof is Getting Old
05/13/2019

How to Tell if Your Roof is Getting Old

Things that get better with age: cheese, wine, and George Strait’s rugged good looks.  

Know what doesn’t get better with age? Roofs. But how often do you need to replace your roof and how can you tell when it’s time? Here are some common indicators that your roof may need to get checked out by a professional.

Your roof is more than 20 years old. Roughly speaking most roofs last around 20 years, but that depends on the type of roofing material and the quality of the roofer who installed it.

You aren’t sure how old your roof is.This is a common situation for homeowners, and it doesn’t necessarily mean you should replace your roof, but if it is time that is something you need to know.

Visible signs of wear and tear.If it looks like an old roof, has leaks like an old roof, and is missing shingles like an old roof, it’s probably not a new roof.

You don’t want a mystery roof. Water can start to leak without warning when a roof is aging, and the cost of replacing a roof is small compared to the damage a bad roof will cause. You might be happy all those old Christmas decorations in the attic are ruined, but you best believe your wife won’t be, so choose wisely.

Storm damage can put a roof out of commission early. In those cases we offer 24-hour emergency response. You should consider getting your roof checked after events such as:

Hail-When this breaks loose, your roof will suffer.

Wind-Wind can remove shingles, exposing your roof to water.

Trees-Falling trees are powerful enough to damage any kind of roofing material, and may cause structural damage to the deck itself.

The good news about the ambiguity of potential roof damage is that with free inspections, Watertight has you covered.

Roughly speaking most roofs last around 20 years, but that depends on the type of roofing material, wear and tear, and the quality of the roofer who installed it. If you’re not sure how long your roof has been around, we offer free roof inspection services.

What Our Customers Say

“I could not be more pleased with my experience using this company for a residential roof replacement in Okatie, SC. I received estimates from multiple companies and decided to go with Watertight Roofing. They stripped the old material down to the plywood, replaced any pieces of the plywood that had water damage, and installed a new roof. It looks fantastic. We are getting ready to put the house on the market, so I was also concerned with whether the crew would damage the plants and landscaping around the house with the removal of the old roof. I was so pleased with how well they cleaned up and took care not to damage any of the landscaping. I would recommend to anyone.”

–Brian Magee

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