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The roof is the most important part of your house, but it does have a shelf life. Storms, damage from falling debris, and age will all take their toll on your roof, and it will need to be replaced. Since we often don’t think much about our roofs, it can be difficult to know when to get a replacement; most people don’t even consider a replacement until they have to deal with signs of near-catastrophic damage. Since you don’t want things to get that far, you’ll need to watch for signs that you will need to replace your roof.

Consider the Roof’s Age

First of all, think about how old your roof is. Depending on the type of roof you have, it could last anywhere from 20 to 50 years. However, most roof warranties only last around 20 years. A 20 year-old roof might still be in good condition, but it’s usually showing its age by that point. A roof that is this old should at least be inspected, if not replaced altogether.

Get a Full Roof Inspection

If you have a roof that is close to 20 years old or if you have any other reason to suspect that it’s been damaged, a full roof inspection is in order. An inspection will tell you what kind of condition your roof is in and whether or not it should be replaced, even if you haven’t noticed any issues yourself.

Look for Leaks

If you see signs of a leak anywhere in your roof, it is definitely time for a replacement. While you can get away with repairing some roof-related problems such as missing shingles or a damaged gutter system, it’s nearly impossible to repair a leak and not have any other issues. If you see water dripping into your home from the ceiling or you notice dark brown stains on your walls near the ceiling, contact a roofing professional as soon as possible.

Look for Aging Shingles

This is a sign of a damaged roof that you should be able to see on your own. If you can get a good look at the shingles on your roof, you might notice that they’re peeling or cracking. They might also be bald if the asphalt granules on the surface of the shingles have worn away. This technically isn’t as dire as a leak, but it’s still a good sign that your roof is showing its age and should be replaced.

If you believe that you need a replacement roof, don’t hesitate to contact Blue Collar Roofers and schedule an inspection. Our roofing contractors can inspect your roof and replace it with something that matches your home. Contact us today for more information about our roof replacement services.

Customer Reviews
What our customers are saying

We highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers for any of your roofing needs. They are prompt, responsive, attentive and thorough. Their pricing is competitive and their product and installation process is smooth and transparent. Give Taylor or Alex a call for any of your roofing needs!

Kirsten I

I had some roof damage from high winds and I was worried about the potential for more damage due to rain/snow. I called Blue Collar Roofers and spoke with Alex. Alex was great to work with over the phone and sent someone out to assess my roof the very same day. Thankfully I was able to get my roof repaired quickly and the work looks great! Dave did wonderful work! Thank you so much for your great service!

Jill B

Communication and availability throughout the process were incredible. Incredibly pleased with my new roof.

Josh V

Blue Collar Roofers did a complete tear-off and installation at our house. They were fast, professional, and communicated well throughout. The roof looks great, and they went above expectations with new venting (for our old house). We highly recommend them.

Timothy M

Our experience was fantastic. They worked quickly and efficiently and got the work done in a single day and the roof looks amazing. What we appreciated was the transparency of the work that they were doing and any obstacles that came up they immediately communicated with us. Also when they cleaned up the work site it appeared as if they were never there at all. Exceptional work!

Derek L

We are so happy with our entire experience with Blue Collar Roofers! Right from the start, Chris did a great job walking us through their process and providing a quote. The workers were very professional. The roof looks great and they did a great job cleaning up after themselves. We would highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers to anyone looking to have a roof repaired or replaced.

Katherine B

We highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers! Everyone we worked with throughout the entire process was professional and respectful. They did a wonderful job and they communicated with us at each step of the way.

Thank you Blue Collar Roofers, Crew!

Alana W

Blue Collar’s crew was incredibly professional and efficient. Our new roof looks fantastic. And they so thoroughly cleaned the job site that you would never know they were here. Overall, a great experience–I would recommend Blue Collar to anyone in need of a new roof.

Scott L

Blue Collar Roofers were amazing to work with and our new roof is impeccable! They were very responsive at every stage of the process and always professional and courteous. Communication was great and all of my questions were answered quickly and thoroughly. The team of roofers was efficient and tidy and did not leave a speck of waste. I would recommend Blue Collar Roofers to anyone needing a new roof!

Elise B
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