How Often Should My Home Undergo A Roof Replacement_

Roofs are one of the most essential components of a house. A sturdy roof ensures that your house and your family remain safe and remain protected from harsh weather.

Roofs are extremely strong and sturdy and designed to withstand changing climates and enduring all types of weather changes. If you want your roof to be strong and sturdy throughout its service life, then it is important to get your roof regularly inspected and make sure it’s well-maintained.

If you ignore your roof, damages could be so bad that there’s the potential for it to collapse. Obviously, you don’t want that to happen. That said, it’s important to pay attention to your roof over time and notice any changes.

Different roofs are made from different materials. Every roof will have a different average service life. Most last between 15 and 30 years. For example, composition shingles typically last 20 years, asphalt lasts 30, and wood lasts 25. Outliers include rubber roofs, which last 50 years and metal which lasts 75 years.

What Are Some Of The Warning Signs That Indicate Potential Roof Replacement Is Needed?

#1 Curled Up Shingles

Curled Up Shingles

Shingles are designed to be extremely sturdy and withstand different climatic changes. They endure extreme sunlight, heavy rainfall, hailstones, and even heavy snow. However, sometimes they’ll curl up from their edges. This is a sign that it’s time to replace the roof soon.

#2 Missing Shingles

Missing Shingles

Generally, strong winds and stormy weather make shingles blow away. When dozens of shingles get blown away, the underlying roof area is exposed to the elements. This is not good. It’s time for a roof replacement.

#3 Development Of Cracks, Blisters, Or Bubbles On The Shingles

When water from snow and rainfall gets trapped on the shingles, it causes the shingles to bubble up. The bubbles contain moisture that slowly deteriorates the quality of the shingles and leads to major roof damages. Cracks and blisters are signs, too, that a roof replacement is imminent.


Most people will eventually have to have their roof replaced, especially if they live in the same house for several decades. After all, most roofs are designed to be replaced after 20 or 30 years… It’s a good idea to get your roof inspected annually and maintain it over time. That said, eventually it comes time for a roof replacement. Call SMC Construction of Spring Lake Park, MN, at 763-300-5519 if you’d like to schedule a roof inspection. You’ll find out how many more months or years your roof “has” until it’s time for a needed replacement.