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How Often Should a Roof be Replaced?

How Often Should a Roof be Replaced?


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How Frequently Does a Roof Need to be Replaced?

Here in Austin, there are several factors that can accelerate or decelerate your need for a roof replacement. 

Obvious ones, like significant storm damage to your roof, could prompt you to replace your roof sooner than you may have liked, whereas staying on top of routine roof maintenance and making smart repairs could prolong that expected timeline.

How Frequently Does a Roof Need to be Replaced?

In general, asphalt shingle roofs need replacement every 20 or so years. Other kinds of roofing materials such as clay tile, slate or metal roofing can last much longer.

The key to knowing whether and when you may need a roof replacement is to pay attention to your roof. Don’t neglect it simply because you cannot easily see it.

Call in a professional roofer to professionally inspect your roof, identify (and fix) areas of weakness and share with you the overall condition of your roof. 

While there are some elements of roof maintenance that are in your control, one of the biggest factors – the weather – is not.

Do what you can to take good care of your roof, use high-quality materials when you do have to make repairs and don’t let minor leaks linger. By doing these things, you can help extend the life of your current roof and have the right roof know-how when it does come time to replace your roof.

At Storm Guard of SW Austin, our professional team is here to help you with all your residential and commercial roofing projects. Call us today to see how we can help you.