One of the largest nuisance projects for a homeowner is recognizing the need for, and following through on the installation of a new roof. The average roof replacement costs between $5,000-10,000 and lasts an average of 20 years. When prioritized appropriately, and done correctly, a roof replacement can be an incredible investment in a home. In today’s blog, our experts with Legacy Group Exteriors will discuss how to determine if your building needs a new roof. 

How Do You Know?

Wear and tear are the classic sign that your home is in need of a new roof, but what specifically classifies as wear and tear on a roof? Deterioration in a roof presents itself through:

  • Leaks
  • Missing shingles/roofing causing light to shine into the attic
  • Storm damage that results in sagging in a roof, moss, and algae streaks
  • Granules in gutters from broken apart roof shingles

If any of these physical characteristics of damage remotely present themselves, it is time for a new roof. 

What If I Don’t See These?

It’s highly unlikely, but in the case you do not see any major elemental, or environmental damage to your roof, going by time is the next best step. The average roof lasts around 20 years. If you purchased your house new in the 90’s, by this point it would behoove you to begin researching companies that can install a new roof. 

Is A New Roof Really Necessary?

Yes. Roofing is not only part of everyday living, but maintaining a roof will increase the resale value of your home. If you reach a point where it’s time to expand your living, or begin again somewhere new, investing in major maintenance will allow you to receive top dollar for your home.

Call Legacy Group Exteriors To Install Your New Roof

If you need assistance installing your new roof, we can help. We will take care of the entire process. All you need to worry about is what color shingles you want on top of your home. A new roof, is a new look. If you’re interested in learning more, we’d love to hear from you. At Legacy Group Exteriors, our promise is always quality service and a job well done. Contact us today for a quote.