If a Roof Generally Lasts 50 Years, When Should I Get a New Roof?

Mar 17, 2020

New RoofIt’s not a secret anymore: In general, roofs can last for up to 50 years. But does that mean the roof that was installed on your home 25 years ago still has half of its lifespan left? Not necessarily. There are many factors that can reduce the lifespan of your roof, including the type of roof you have, the way it was installed, if there is any weather damage, and more. The question of when to get a new roof isn’t so much about the lifespan of your roof—although that surely plays a part—but more about your roof itself.

The best way to know when to replace your home’s roof is to inspect it. You can do this by viewing it from the ground, although you may want to climb a ladder to get a closer look. Take notice of:

  • Curling shingles
  • Cracked shingles
  • Blown-off shingles
  • Bald spots
  • Moss or algae growth
  • Cracks at the flashing around vents or skylights

Roof Replacement for Southern California Homeowners

If you live in Southern California and believe it’s time for a new roof, you can confidently turn to Byers. Since 1987, we have been the roofing specialist trusted by homeowners throughout the region and we’ll be glad to inspect your roof to let you know if it needs to be replaced. We promise fair, honest service. We won’t try to upsell you on a roof replacement if all you need is a few shingles replaced.

If we find that you do need a roof replacement, we can gladly take care of that for you. We install Owens Corning® architectural shingles that come in many gorgeous styles and are engineered to provide decades of worry-free performance.

Contact Byers today to schedule a complimentary consultation with our team that will include a free inspection.