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When Do You Need To Get A Roof Replacement?

Shingle roofs typically last for years, but exactly how long their lifespan is can differ based on the manufacturer and other factors. How do you know when a roof replacement is needed for your home in South Jersey or the greater Sarasota area?

Shingle Lifespan Per Manufacturer

The lifespan of your shingle roof depends in part on the manufacturer, although most have a base lifespan of around 20 years. Owens Corning, GAF, Onduvilla, and CertainTeed shingles offer varying warranties that can cover your shingles for 30-50 years.

Factors Affecting Shingle Lifespans

In addition to the manufacturer, a few other factors affect the lifespan of your shingle roof. 

  • The quality of the materials used for your roof. Higher quality materials are likely to last longer.
  • The kinds of weather conditions your roof has been exposed to over the years can also shorten its lifespan. Extreme temperature changes, severe storms and other weather conditions can result in damage or wear and tear.
  • The quality of your roof installation impacts the lifespan as well. A properly installed roof will have a longer lifespan overall. When a roof is installed with proper care, there is a lower risk of needing repairs done over the years.
  • The condition of your roof is another deciding factor. Severe damage, excessive wear and tear, or a lack of maintenance can lead to a shorter lifespan. Roofs kept in good condition over the years usually have a longer lifespan.

When to Get a Roof Replacement

A shingle roof nearing the end of its lifespan will need to be replaced sooner rather than later. 

Also, if you weren’t the original homeowner when the roof was installed, you might not know its exact age. Working with a professional roofing specialist can help you determine your roof’s age and whether it should be replaced. Roofing specialists can also assist you with choosing new shingles for your roof replacement.

If it’s time for a roof replacement at your home in South Jersey or the greater Sarasota area, contact Surf & Turf Roofing today! We can help you ensure you have the best roof protecting you and your home.