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Should You Get A Houston Roof Replacement This Year?

The new year is the perfect time to start fresh and set new goals. Maybe you’d like to be more active, try a new hobby, or you’d like to get a brand new roof and take better care of it. In this article, we discuss whether or not you should get a Houston roof replacement by your trusted contractors at 314 Roofing Solutions. 

When is it Time to Get a Houston Roof Replacement?

Roofs last an average of 10-15 years, but this really depends on multiple factors, including:

  • What type of roofing you installed, as stronger and higher-quality roof shingles can last anywhere from 20-50 years.
  • How diligent you are in getting roof maintenance 
  • Whether you get roof repairs as needed

Signs You Need A Houston Roof Replacement

Not sure if your roof is old enough to be replaced? In addition to age, how much damage your roof has undergone will also let you know whether it’s time to get a new roof. Here are just some common signs to look out for:

Roof Leaks

Houstonians are certainly used to torrential rainfall, which sometimes may result in a leak if your roof has been damaged over the years. The issue with a leak is that it often goes undiscovered until the water has made its way through a light fixture or a corner in your home. By then, the damage can be severe enough to warrant a roof replacement.

Curling or Missing Roof Shingles

In addition to rain, Houston is no stranger to wind. If your roof has been weakened over the years, then the wind can easily lift the shingles. Typically, corner shingles are more prone to lifting. With enough force, the wind can completely tear them off along with the adjacent shingles. These bald spots will require a roof replacement sooner rather than later. 

Roof Rot

Roof rot occurs due to trapped moisture, which causes mold growth and sagging. You may be able to spot signs of rot in your attic if you look at the underlying wood. Once your roof starts to rot, its shingles become extremely soft and unable to protect your home from weather damage.

An Inspection by 314 Roofing Solutions Can Determine if You Need a Houston Roof Replacement

If you think it might be time for a new roof now or in the near future, then it’s best to contact us so we can complete an inspection. We will take a close look at your entire roofing system, assess the damage, and make a recommendation. We look forward to protecting you and your home!