When purchasing a new home or re-roofing the one on your current house, the materials used are ‘rated’ for a specified period of time. Depending on the material that is used (generally asphalt shingles), it will last anywhere from 20-25 years.
Just like everything else, trends have changed and there are many more choices for selecting a nice looking roof. There are a ton of colors, styles and materials available to pick from.
When you’re driving around the Rochester area, pay attention to other homes and see what they’ve done. Look at the color and style of the roof as compared to the color of the home. Sometimes having some contrast between the siding color and the roof color makes a big difference.
It’s time to start thinking about a new roof when the lifespan is reaching its peak and/or if you’re spending a lot of money on costly repairs. Just like a car, when the time comes that you’re spending too much time on repairs, it is time to find a roofing contractor and invest the money in a new roof.
If you’ve done frequent roof repair, or have discovered that a different roof may save money on your power bill, you should consider getting a new roof.
A roofing contractor will be your best source in finding the roof you want. They will have the experience, product knowledge and contacts needed to get prices and make an informed decision. Do you really want to spend another ten years doing roof repair? Or do you want to have a spectacular-looking roof?