Howdy there! Thanks for coming back to the Alden Roofing blog to spend more time with us! Today, we’re going to keep it practical and provide you with some information regarding one of the services we offer — roof replacement. 

Most people are aware of this service, but also, most people don’t understand when or why you may need a roof replacement. That being said, we’re going to explain for different scenarios where you may need to undergo a roof replacement.

Keep reading to learn more!

Drastic Storm Damage

On occasion, you can correct, or at the very least mitigate, the effects of storm damage to your roof by utilizing our emergency roof repair services, but more often than not, major storm damage is going to require a whole roof replacement. We’re not necessarily talking about hail or wind damage, but rather more severe damage like trees or limbs that have fallen on your home. 

The reason why severe storm damage often requires roof replacement is that your roof has experienced some extent of structural damage. Structural roof damage not only can ruin other aspects of your house (imagine a massive roof leak, or even an unnoticed but large leak weakening walls), but it can pose a massive risk to you and your loved ones if not dealt with! A fault roof structure, in the worst case, could result in a roof collapse. 

Replacing A Worn Roof

Where major structural damage from a storm is an obvious problem that requires fixin’, gradual roof wear is harder to ID, especially if you don’t regularly inspect your roof. However, as you know, Texas weather is brutal! From hail to heat to wind and more, there are so many elements that stress your roofing materials as the years pass. Mainly, your shingles will be negatively affected by the wear and tear of the elements, but remember, shingles protect your roof. So if they’re worn out and ineffective, structural damages could arise.

For a general rule of thumb, have your roof inspected regularly. However, it’s also understood that, at least for asphalt shingles, the general life-span of shingles is 15-25 years. If your roof’s age falls within that time frame, it may be time for a new roof. 

Topping Off A Remodel

If you’re remodeling your home, replace your roof. Think about it — you’re making a massive investment to overhaul the layout, style, and functionality of your home, thus, you should replace your roof to protect those investments on the inside of your home. If your roof is old and you’re remodeling your home, it’d truly be a shame if it collapsed, or even if it just leaked onto all of the new amenities and features in your house. So, long story short, if you’re investing in your home’s interior, invest in its exterior too. 

Increase Your Property Value

Finally, if you’re looking for a way to up the overall value of your home and property, a roof replacement is a sure-fire way to do it! The roof is, at least in our opinion, the most important aspect of a home. So if you have a gorgeous home with a sturdy, new roof that’s guaranteed to last a decade or more, it’s going to increase your home’s worth. 

Alden Roofing

These are a few of the main reasons why people come to us for roof replacements, but if you’re having an experience we haven’t discussed, we can still help you! Alden Roofing is the greater Austin area’s most-trusted roofing company because we provide excellent services, and we care about our community. 

If you have any questions about our roofing company, or you’re in need of our services feel free to contact us today!