Dealing with roofing problems can be one of the most stressful things a homeowner has to deal with. Left in disrepair, roofing issues can lead to anything from interior mold to major structural weakening and damage. So how do you know when you need to replace a roof? How long does it take to have a new roof installed? We sat down with Edward and George from Precise Roofing and Construction to answer these questions and more!
1. How do I know if I need a new roof?
There are a few important variables to consider when determining if you need a new roof:
- Age: According to most roofing experts, a typical roof will last for 20-25 years. If your roof is around that age, it may be time to replace it. Granule loss is one way of determining this if the age of your roof is unknown.
- Leaks: If you see signs of water leaking through the roof, you should immediately have it replaced. It is also advised to inspect your home for structural weakening/damage and mold if you are experiencing leaking.
- The Weather: If any sort of extreme weather condition recently passed through your area, you should have your roof inspected for damage. This includes heavy rain storms, hail, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
2. How long will it take for a roofing company to install a new roof?
On an average sized home, a roofing company will typically take 1-2 days to install a brand new roof. Bigger homes that range from 5,000-10,000 square feet could possibly take up to 3-4 days.
3. If a section of my roof is leaking, would I have to have it replaced completely?
This would all depend on the extent of the damage done to the roof. The best thing to do is have the damage inspected to see if it needs a minor repair or full replacement.
4. How long can I expect a new roof to last?
Typically, a roof can last 20-25 years, but this could vary based on location. An easy way of determining this is that the roof would need to be replaced halfway through the manufacturer’s warranty, which can be 30-50 years.