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3 Reasons You May Need A New Roof

Is your roof leaking? If so you’re might be worried that the whole roof will need to be replaced.

But just because your roof is leaking doesn’t mean you need a complete replacement. When should your roof be replaced? The answer is going to be different for everyone.

Rigid Roofing is in business to ensure that our customers are not spending unnecessary money on a new roof when it may only need to be repaired. Replacing your roof never comes at a convenient time so it’s important to know when the right time to replace your roof is.

Keep reading to learn the 3 reasons why your roof should be replaced so you know when the time is right for you.

1. Your asphalt roof is about 15-20 years old

The life of a roof is how many years you get out of it. For a standard 3-tab asphalt shingle roof, that’s 20-years.

As long as your roof has been properly ventilated and installed you should get pretty close to that 20 years of roof life. So obviously you want to replace your roof before it starts leaking or fails completely.

A good roofing contractor will recommend that you replace your roof somewhere around 80-85% of the manufacturer’s life of the roof. For example, you should consider replacing a 20-year roof around the 15-year mark.

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

2. Your asphalt roof fails prematurely

Your shingles should live as long as the manufacturer specifies. There are cases where your roof will fail prematurely and will lead to replacement well before you should need one.

Two of the common causes of premature roof failure are improper roof installation and inadequate attic ventilation.

If your roof was installed using incorrect roofing techniques you’re going to find shingles in your yard or even full sections sliding off your roof. If your attic wasn’t properly ventilated then the damage from the trapped heat and cold will drastically shorten your roof’s life.


3. Your roof was damaged from a storm

The weather where you live and the kind of storms your roof faces factor into how much wear and tear it goes through. But that isn’t the only thing you have to worry about when it comes to weather.

This may seem obvious, but heavy storm damage (tornado, Hurricane, wind, hail) can lead to a roof replacement. If high winds come through and rip up your shingles or a tree falls on your roof then clearly you’re going to need a new one.


Now that you know why you would need a roof replacement, there are a few things you should consider when it comes to replacing your roof. Your future plans and budget should be on your mind when thinking about investing in a replacement. Contact us at Rigid Roofing in Montgomery Texas!


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Posted: September 14, 2021


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