An asphalt shingle roof will last for about 20 years if properly maintained. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to replace it the moment that it reaches the end of its projected useful life. There are a number of factors that should be considered when deciding what to do with an older roof.

Are There Signs of Serious Issues?

Just because a roof is reaching the end of its useful life doesn’t mean that it can’t do a good job of protecting your home against the elements. An inspection should be conducted to determine if there are any leaks, signs of mold, or other issues that might warrant a full replacement. Absent those or other serious defects, you can likely get away with making smaller repairs to extend the life of the existing roof.

When a Replacement Is Warranted

Replacing a roof may be warranted if there are serious signs of pest, water, or another type of damage. You may also want to replace the roof if there are a significant number of missing or damaged shingles. Finally, if the roof is in constant need of minor repairs, it may be more economical over the long term to simply put a new one on your house.

Our team at Atlanta Premier Roofing in Atlanta can help with roof repair or new roof installation projects. We can also take steps to restore your roof after a storm or after you attempted to make repairs on your own. We can work with your insurance company if damage was caused during a storm or some other event that is covered under your homeowner’s policy.

In addition to traditional shingle roofs, we can also work on homes that have other materials. If you are in need of a quality roof repair or replacement contractor, give us a call at Atlanta Premier Roofing today!

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