Homeowners don’t want to wait until a leak seeps through their attic to their walls or ceiling before considering reroofing a home in San Diego. A lot of damage could be done by the time you see signs of a bad roof in the interior of your home. Old roofs can cause water leaks, condensation buildup, improper airflow, wood rot, exterior decay, mold, mildew, and the list goes on.
Instead of risking your home’s structure and your family’s health, look for the following exterior warning signs that you need a new roof.
Your Roof Was Installed Decades Ago
Knowing your roof’s age is only a starting point. After all, some roofs need replaced before their expected lifespan while others look good for their age. But, in general, your roof will only survive for the following number of years:
Asphalt Shingles Roof: 15-30 years
Architectural Shingles Roof: 25-30 years
Wood Shingles Roof: Up to 30 years (with annual upkeep)
Clay Tile Roof: 50+ years
Metal Roof: Up to 70 years
Slate Tile Roof: 100+ years