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Posted by McElroy Metal ● Mar 31, 2023 8:00 AM

When Is it Time to Replace Your Roof? Four Factors to Consider

Over time, your roof can become damaged, worn, or outdated, making replacement necessary.

Replacing a roof is a significant investment that can provide long-term benefits like energy efficiency, durability, and improved aesthetics.

Worn Roof - Is it Time to Replace Your Roof

Below you'll find four factors to consider before replacing your roof:

1. Age and Condition of Your Roof

The first and most obvious factor to consider is the age and condition of your roof. Most shingle roofs last 15-25 years, depending on the material, weather conditions, and maintenance. 

Signs of wear and tear, such as curling, cracking, missing or broken shingles, and leaks, may indicate that it is time to give your roof some attention.

A professional roofing contractor can assess the condition of your roof and recommend a course of action.

If you are looking for help, visit our Find a Contractor tool to find an experienced contractor in your area.

2. Climate and Weather Conditions

If your roof has sustained damage due to severe weather events, it may be necessary to replace it to prevent further property damage.

Additionally, if you live in an area with extreme temperatures or high humidity, it may be beneficial to consider a roofing material that can withstand these conditions and provide adequate insulation.

Read more about wind and hail damage here.

3. Energy Efficiency

The energy efficiency of your roof also bears consideration. A poorly insulated or outdated roof can result in higher energy bills, as it allows heat to escape in the winter and cool air to escape in the summer.

Replacing your roof with an energy-efficient material, such as metal or asphalt shingles with reflective coatings or a green roof, can reduce energy bills and help the environment.

Some roofing materials may also qualify for tax credits or rebates, making them a more cost-effective choice in the long run.

Read more about the energy efficiency of metal roofs here.

4. Aesthetics and Curb Appeal

Residence Jena, LAYour roof's aesthetics and curb appeal are also essential factors to consider when deciding on a replacement. 

A new metal roof can significantly enhance the appearance and value of your property, adding to its curb appeal and resale value.

If you plan to sell your home soon or want to improve its overall appearance, a new roof can make a significant difference.

You can customize your roof with a wide range of metal roofing materials, colors, and styles to suit your taste and budget.

In conclusion, replacing your roof is a significant investment. Still, it can provide numerous benefits, including improved safety, energy efficiency, aesthetics, and property value.

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About McElroy Metal

Since 1963, McElroy Metal has served the construction industry with quality products and excellent customer service. The employee-owned components manufacturer is headquartered in Bossier City, La., and has 14 manufacturing facilities across the United States. Quality, service and performance have been the cornerstone of McElroy Metal’s business philosophy and have contributed to the success of the company through the years. As a preferred service provider, these values will continue to be at the forefront of McElroy Metal’s model along with a strong focus on the customer.

Topics: Residential

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