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How do I know if I need a new roof?

Is your roof more than 12 years old, you should consider getting it replaced soon.

Roofing companies may say you’re getting a 20 or 30 year roof, but in honest reality is it’s more like 12-17 years. That’s why insurance companies don’t like insuring roofs over 10 years old at replacement cost.

If you’re buying a home, we highly recommend having the roof inspected by a professional roofer. Especially if you’re unsure of the age of the home or it’s older than 12 years old. The buyer could need a roof replacement in a few years. Home Inspectors do a great job, but they rarely go up on the roof or have the expertise to notice damage. The expense of paying for a new roof can have a negative impact to the equity of a home. If the seller is willing to split or pay in full for the roof repairs before closing, this helps tremendously.

The Texas weather takes a toll on shingle roofs. Heat, wind, rain, hail, hurricanes, and even critters can make your roof suffer from granular loss, which could turn to major roof leaks. If your roof is over 12 years old, we recommend getting it inspected by a quality, insured roofer. Small repairs can be made and a qualified roofer can tell you how many years you may have left. If you get a new roof, your insurance premium could be significantly less.

Roof Inspection from Reign Roofing

Another tell tale sign of needing a roof replacement is shiny edges around the shingles. This is the granule loss and the fiberglass of the asphalt shingle shining through. Have a local, trusted Roofer check your Roof to give you a great idea of how much life it may have left.

Reign Roofing always does Roof Inspections at no charge. You can book an inspection on our site at any time by going here.

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