A well-built roof will last for many years but not forever because it’s exposed to the elements all year. Consider how long you’ll live in your re-roofed home before deciding between repair and replacement. If you’re staying longer, get a new roof; Below are some reasons to get a new roof:
A properly placed asphalt shingle roof should last between 20 and 30 years, ordinary. Be aware that this time period varies depending on the asphalt shingle’s quality, the ventilation of the roof (cooler roofs survive longer), and the amount of sun exposure.
Water Damage and Roof Leaks
When homeowners find a leak or a lot of water damage on their roofs, it can be very stressful and expensive. Some leaks are easy to fix but larger, longer-lasting leaks may need a partial or full roof replacement. Even if you haven’t found a leak, it’s a good idea to look for signs of damage in and around your attic, cracks, chimneys and flashing.
Before Installing Solar Panels
If you’re thinking about switching to solar power for your home, it’s important to know that many solar companies recommend replacing your roof before installing solar panels. If your roof will need to be replaced before your solar panels (most photovoltaics last about 20 years before they need maintenance or replacement), you should probably replace your roof first.
If you come to the conclusion that your roof might be due for replacement after reading the above, you must be wondering, “How much is this going to cost me?”
If you don’t have a lot of money, you probably look for the least expensive option. This article will tell you about the cheapest roofing material and other things to think about when deciding if it fits your needs.
Which Roof is the Cheapest?
If you’re on a tight budget, asphalt shingles are the best choice for a roof. An asphalt roof is made up mainly of asphalt shingles and other asphalt roofing components. Asphalt shingles may be the cheapest roofing material, but there are three types: 3-tab shingles, Dimensional asphalt shingles, and Luxury asphalt shingles. Each varies in price and look.
3-tab asphalt shingles are the cheapest of the three and are a great choice if you’re on a budget. The downside to it is they are slowly starting to be phased out of the roofing industry.
Most roofs today have dimensional asphalt shingles, and they are a bit more expensive than 3-tab shingles, but they last longer and have better warranty options.
The most expensive option is luxury asphalt shingles. They will cost almost twice as much as dimensional shingles, but they are one of the most beautiful roofs you will see. But if you want to replace your asphalt roof with the least expensive material, you’re probably going to go with a 3-tab or dimensional shingle.