Don’t Forget About the Roof Over Your Head!

Contractor installing bitumen roof shingles using hammer in nails.
Contractor installing bitumen roof shingles using hammer in nails.

As homeowners, we have so much to think about! While some daily nuances (like a light bulb going out) remind us when it is time for a replacement, we hate when the roofs have to remind our homeowners it is time for a replacement – with a stressful (and many times expensive) leak!


Roofs are not only what provide you with a sense of safety and security, but also protect your home from the outside forces of nature. Given this fact, making sure your roof is always in top-notch quality is the best way to insure that you and your house are  also in good condition.


Unfortunately, like most other items within a household, your home’s roof will not usually last a lifetime. In fact, most professionals suggest that a roof should be replaced after a range of 20 to 50 years. While this is quite a large range, the number will depend on a number of factors, including the roofing material and previous damages.


To avoid a surprise roof replacement, always make sure to inspect your roof regularly for damages that need to be repaired. These inspections should take place twice a year, as suggested by The National Roofing Contractors Association, during the spring and fall seasons. In addition to checking the outside of the roof for any needed repairs, you should also check underneath via your attic for any susceptible areas due to decay.


If your roof seems like it’s in good condition, then great! As long as you keep making sure to inspect it for damage, you’ll be set for a good amount of time. If not, then it may be time to begin planning for your roof replacement!

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