Know Your Home: Roof Replacement Guide

Young man inspecting the roof of an old house

Age begets wisdom in human beings. When it comes to your home, well, age begets a number of potential issues. Whether it is the quantifiable wear and tear of typical changes in seasons or the unpredictability of sudden gusts of wind or high rates of precipitation, the age of your home will denote its vulnerability to the elements.

In layman’s terms, you may want to consider some roof renovations if you suspect your home is “getting up in years”. How many years, you ask? Well, that depends on the materials used when building your home. After all, the general consensus is that your roof needs to be replaced every 20 to 50 years. However, what is the right length of time for your roof? You would not want to be too early or too late when you ultimately decide to have your roof replaced.

Having your roof inspected twice annually is still the best way to determine what repairs or replacements–if any–need to be done on your roof. Before you have your roof inspected, just go through the following checklist:

  1. If there are leaks or gusts of wind blowing through your home, the culprit may be insulation rather than the need for a complete roof replacement.

  2. You will want to make sure your shingles are not changing shape or colour. Curling or discoloured shingles denote trapped moisture in your roof.
  3. Also consider your siding. It is understandable that many homeowners, for reasons of time and money, will replace their siding before they invest in replacing their roof. So, you can start planning for your new roof by choosing the new siding with an eye on picking siding that will complement your new roof when you get it replaced

For roof replacements in Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, and surrounding areas, you can always call Same Day Roofing. We are always happy to answer any of your questions. All it takes is a quick phone call to Same Day Roofing at (905) 902 7663 for a free estimate and expert advice on any roof replacements, roof repairs, or roof installations.