Is It Time to Replace Your Roof? 

Oct 28, 2023 | Roofing | 0 comments

Every homeowner faces this crucial question at some point: When is the right time to replace the roof? Waiting too long can lead to damage and costs, while replacing too soon might not be a wise financial decision.

Know When It’s Time To Replace Your Roof

Here’s what Petra General Services advises:

Age of Your Roof

Typically, residential roofs have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. If your roof is nearing this age, it might be time for a complete replacement. 

Frequency of Repairs

If you find yourself continually patching up areas of your roof or dealing with persistent leaks, it may be more cost-effective to replace the roof entirely.

Shingle Damage

If shingles are curling, buckling, or missing, these are clear indicators that they’re nearing the end of their life expectancy and replacement should be considered. 

Sagging Roof

If the roof of your home is showing signs of sagging, this is a very serious sign. If your roof is sagging, especially in the valleys, it may be a structural issue and requires immediate attention.

Daylight Through the Roof Boards

Another very concerning sign that will require immediate attention is if you can see daylight peeking through the boards in your attic or if the insulation is wet. These are strong indicators of a failing roof that require immediate attention.

Making the Right Decision

At Petra General Services, we understand that your roof is a very expensive investment. That’s why our team of professionals offers a comprehensive assessment to determine the best course of action for your roof. If a repair will suffice, we will tell you. When it’s time to replace your roof, trust that we are telling you the truth. Our team specializes in both preventative roof maintenance and complete replacements, ensuring the safety, efficiency, and longevity of your home.

Contact Petra General Services to Replace Your Roof

If you’re unsure about the state of your roof, let the roofing experts at Petra General Services guide you to the best solution. Our team has built our reputation over 15 years serving New York’s Capital Region and Jefferson County, including Albany, Schenectady, Clayton, Alexandria Bay, and the Thousand Islands. For all your roofing needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (518) 322-9206 or use the online contact form on our website.