The Northern Virginia roof replacement contractors at Beyond Exteriors released a blog helping homeowners answer the question, "How often should you replace your roof?" The answer depends on a variety of factors, including your climate and the wear and tear your roof shows.
The average lifespan of a roof depends on the roof's materials. Wood shake roofs can last about 30 years, fiber cement shingles average 25 years, and asphalt shingle roofs can last for about 20 years. However, the climate in which you live can affect these estimates. Frequent snow and hail could decrease the lifespan of your roof by creating indentations and sagging spots, while strong storms could cause trees and other debris to fall and cause damage to the roof's underlying structure. Conduct a thorough inspection of your roof after a major weather event to assess the damage, if any, and determine whether a replacement is necessary.
Homeowners can identify several signs that their roofs may be in need of replacement. These include curled, cracked, or missing shingles and missing granules, which can let water in. Dark streaks of algae and moss could also impact the integrity of the roof, and while some areas can be cleaned, stubborn spots may require a full replacement. If neighbors are also replacing their roofs, and your home was built around the same time as theirs, it may be time to replace your roof, too. Failing to replace your roof could cause leaks that allow water and mold to enter your home and cause damage. It could also cause water to drain improperly, causing buildup in your gutters or pooling at the foundation of your home.
Speak to the roof replacement contractors at Beyond Exteriors for more information about roof replacement and a free consultation. The firm's trained professionals can complete an inspection of your roof, analyze potential problems, and recommend repairs or replacement as necessary. Beyond Exteriors can also assist with home remodeling, gutter repair, and other home and commercial building services. Contact Beyond Exteriors online at https://www.beyondexteriors.com/ or by phone at 703-854-9820. The firm is headquartered at 14524 Lee Road, Unit E, Chantilly, VA 20151.