Quand refaire sa toiture? Durée de vie et trucs pour la prolonger
When to replace your roof? Lifespan and tips for extending it.

When to replace your roof? Lifespan and tips for extending it.

A roof is a major expense. But between a well-maintained roof that saves you heating costs and a poorly maintained one causing water damage and other major problems, the choice is easy!

So, when to redo your roof? Here are some clues.

Your roof shows signs of damage

A simple visual inspection of your roof can reveal a lot about its condition. Check if the shingles are wavy, lifted, broken, or cracked. Also, check if the protective granules of the shingles are detaching or are well in place. Flashings are also important: ensure they are not cracked.

Your shingle roof is between 14 and 20 years old

etween 14 and 20 years is the lifespan of your asphalt shingle roof. From the 14e year onwards, check its condition and waterproofing annually. Call a professional roofer if needed.

Some tips to prolong the life of your roof

  • Conduct or have an annual inspection of your roof.
  • A few times a year, remove debris from your roof (branches, leaves, lichen moss, etc.).
  • Make sure the gutters are clear to allow water to drain normally.
  • Be on the lookout for signs of infiltration to prevent damage and inconvenience.
  • If you are replacing your shingle roof, opt for fiberglass shingles which are much more durable than your current organic-based shingles. This way, you can easily double the life expectancy of your roof.

Still wondering when to redo your roof? Ask us for a free quote and one of our expert roofers will quickly visit your home to assess the situation.

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