Is it Time to Start Looking for Roofing Contractors to Replace Your Roof?

How old is your roof? If it’s nearing age 20 or so, it might be a good idea to start looking at some Harrison Township roofing contractors before you actually need one. 

Most people think that roofs need to be replaced every 20 years. 

That’s true….if you have composition shingles because they should be replaced every 12-20 years. 

But if you have shingles on the roof of your Macomb County home made of asphalt, you may be able to wait until year 30 (they should be replaced every 15-30 years). Wood shingles should be replaced within 20-25 years. Rubber roofs last 30-50 years while metal roofs can last from 50-75 years. 

How can you know it’s time to replace your roof? 

Expert roofing contractors will tell you that signs of need roof replacement include: 

  • Your roof has missing, mossy or curling shingles. 
  • The shingles are damaged or have cracks. 
  • You notice discoloration or damage around vents. 
  • You see damage around your skylights or chimney. 
  • Fascia, gutter guards and/or flashing is missing. 

Roofing replacement can be expensive, if not THE most expensive repair you’ll make to your home. 

Nationwide, roofing contractors charge around $8,000 to replace a roof, although it can vary between about $5,500 to $11,000. The smaller your home – and therefore the smaller your roof – the less expensive it will be.  

Extending the life of your Southfield home’s roof 

Cleaning accumulated algae from off your roof’s tiles is a great way to extend the life of your roof. 

Roofing contractors often offer this service, one that can extend its life expectancy by up to twice its remaining life. 

This is quick service – it can be completed in less than a day – and can cost far less than an entire roof replacement. 

The average amount charged nationwide to clean your roof’s tiles is $490, with the cost landing between $375 and $600, again depending on the size of your roof and the shingles’ material. 

Click here to learn more about our tile cleaning and roof replacement services.  

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