When a roofing system is properly cared for it will last you a long time. However, it’s also worth noting that your roof isn’t going to last forever.  The question as to when it’s time to replace your roof will depend on a variety of factors, such as the type of roofing materials you have atop your home (i.e., asphalt shingles, clay tile, or rubber roofing, among others), the quality of the installation, and whether you had your roof inspected (and repaired) throughout the years.

If you’re not sure how old your roof is and you’re wondering if you should start budgeting for a new one, below are just a few of the signs you’ll want to look out for.

Everyone else is doing it

Just because the Joneses got a new car that’s not to say you need to rush out and buy a new one—but—if a growing number of your neighbors have started to reroof their homes, it might be time to do yours.


Because most homes in a given area were built around the same time. If all the homes on your street are between 25-30 years old, it wouldn’t be unusual for all of those homes to need to be reroofed around the same time, too.

Your roof is older than your adult children

If your eldest child just graduated from college and your roof is still older than they are, it might be time to reroof your home. Although the frequency that you’ll need to do this varies depending on the type of roofing system you have, most will last between 20-30 years.

If you have questions, you should absolutely call a professional

Roofing companies throughout SWFL provide free, no-cost roof inspections to current and potential clients. Not only will scheduling an inspection provide you with important information about the state of your roofing system, the contractor that helps you can let you know if your roof needs repairs. They can also provide you with a ballpark estimate of when you’ll need to start thinking about replacing it.

For more information about how roof replacement works, how long the job takes, and what the cost for roof replacement will look like, we can help. Call the team at Kleinberger Roofing today to schedule a free, no-obligation roof inspection. What are you waiting for? Call our office now to get started.