What Are the Main Signs That You Might Need a New Roof?

Signs You Need A Roofing Contractor To Repair Your Roof

Installing a new roof is in many cases a costly endeavor. However, while it’s not very lucrative to replace your old roof once every few years, there are cases when the signs clearly point to the necessity for a brand new roofing system:


  1. The most obvious case when your existing roof has to be replaced is when it is simply too old. The clearest sign that you need a new roof is if your existing roof shows signs of visible deterioration and its lifespan has already exceeded what the manufacturers considered to be its maximum lifespan. This is usually about 20 years for asphalt shingle roofing and 50 or more years for metal, concrete or slate.
  2. Your roof might not have been installed properly, in which case you will notice that most of the times you call in your Topeka roofing contractor for repairs, the repaired part of the roof will barely withstand a few more months of rain or wind. In these instances, it’s a good idea to stop trying to repair the old roof, and replace it with a brand new one.
  3. Another case when repairing your roof simply can’t do the trick is when the damage is too intense. Your roof might have been hit by a powerful hail storm or a fire. Another possible case is when the decking and underlayment were completely compromised and the entire roof has to be stripped down to make way for new repairs and a new set of shingles.