Reroofing in Atlanta
When to Replace Your Existing Roof
Though severe weather, moisture problems, or damage from falling trees may mean you need to replace your roof before its time, age is the key determiner for when to replace your roof.
If you are not sure the last time your Atlanta home’s roof was replaced, it’s a good idea to check your records. That way, you can plan to keep your home protected—and also make sure your roof isn’t aging prematurely.
Roof longevity often depends on the material. See the lifespan of the most common roofing systems below:
- Asphalt shingles – 20 to 25 years
- Wood shakes – Up to 30 years if well-maintained
- Clay tiles – 50+ years
- Slate – The years varies depending on the type of slate, from 50 up to 200 years
At the Cool Roofing Company, we have experience with all kinds of roofing materials and can help you determine if it’s time for a reroofing. We also offer financing options to help alleviate costs.
Call us at (770) 599-5606 for roof replacement or restoration.
Other Factors for Roof Replacement
Since they’re relatively inexpensive, asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material in America. However, if damaged, they’re susceptible to harbor moisture that grows algae or moss, and loss of the granule coating means UV rays can cause further harm. It’s also possible for wind to pull up the shingle edges, allowing moisture to penetrate the roof.
Shingles or tiles of any type can allow moisture into your home if they’re cracked or missing. Even if only a few tiles are damaged, over time, water can warp and weaken the decking under the shingles as well as the rafters beneath them, and cause damage to your roof’s structure.
If caught early, you may only have to replace some tiles; if left too late, you could be looking at a whole or partial reroofing.
Contact Our Atlanta Roof Replacement Experts
With over a century of combined experience, our team at The Cool Roofing Company has seen it all—age, storm damage, moisture, leaks, and more. Trust our experienced roofers with your roof replacement today.