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When to Replace Your Roof

How do I know if my Utah home needs reroofing?

The first and most obvious issue will be the age of the roof in question.  Many older roofs had shingles that will generally last about 20 years.  If yours is nearing or past that age, it might be time to look at reroofing it.  Newer roofs can fail as well.  Look for shingles that are missing, cracked or appear to be curling up.  Also look for smooth spots, especially around the edges, as this shows the shingles have worn out.  You don’t need a ladder to check the roof condition as you can use binoculars from the ground to do it easier and faster.  Also go into the attic and make sure none of the sheeting shows any discoloration, bubbling, or warping from water or other kinds of damage. If you do find signs of damage you may want to call a professional reroofing company.

Can I replace my roof myself, or should I use a professional reroofing company?

It’s possible to repair some problems without specialized training, but there are some issues that can make it not worth the effort to call a Utah reroofing company.  The first is if anything is done incorrectly it can lead to big problems such as leaks.  Water damage can be extremely expensive to fix.  The next challenge is tools.  There are very specific tools such as nail guns designed just for working on roofs.  If you are having to purchase those, it will lower the amount of money you save.  Time is another issue that needs to be accounted for.  It takes a lot of time for someone without experience to reroof a house.  This needs to be a factor when determining if the savings of doing it yourself, instead of through a company is worth it.  The last factor that many people don’t take into account is the time and expense of removing the old shingles.


How long does reroofing generally take?

Obviously this will vary greatly depending on how steep, how many edges, and how big it is.  Most Utah reroofing companies can finish an average size house in two or three days.  This will also depend on how much time it takes to remove the old roof.

Can damaged tiles, shingles or other parts be replaced individually?

In most cases they can.  Matching the existing shingles can be tricky especially on older roofs where styles have changed and sun fading can occur.  It’s best to have the roof evaluated by a professional company to discuss the best options available.


What is the best material to use for residential roofing in Utah?

This will depend on factors such as budget, size, and location.  The most common materials used are asphalt shingles because of their combination of durability and cost.  Tile shingles offer some big benefits especially in hot climates, but the cost is much higher.  With so many reroofing options it’s best to meet with a professional company that can layout the different routes available so you can make an informed reroofing decision.

How long is a new roof expected to last?

Most asphalt shingles are rated for 30 years, but can vary based on style and brand.  Tile shingles last longer with some experts saying they can go 50 years before needing to be replaced.  Harsh Utah weather and other factors can impact this as well. Make sure you know the rating of the shingles your reroofing company is using before they begin work.