How Often Should a Roof Be Replaced?

When determining how often to replace your roof system, there isn’t one clear answer. There are a handful of factors that will impact the lifespan of any one specific roof, and our team at Artisan Roofing & Solar is going to go over them with you here. 

How often you must replace your roof system will depend on:


  • The Material
  • The Amount of Damage, If Any
  • The Impact of the Climate

The Material of Your Roof

There are many different roofing types from which you can choose for your property. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages as well as varying lifespans. We’re going to look closer at the three main roof types that our team at Artisan Roofing & Solar offers:

  • Asphalt shingles can last anywhere from 20 to 50 years depending on the quality of the shingles and the weather throughout the year. Some signs that it’s time for a replacement including missing granules, curling, or missing shingles, and moss growth.
  • Metal roof systems are very durable and can last between 40 and 70 years. However, there are some cases of metal roofs lasting upwards of a century! You should think about replacing your roof if the panels or painted finish is damaged or if the fasteners are wallowed out.
  • Flat roof systems generally last between 25 and 30 years on average so long as it is installed properly and undergoes continued maintenance over the years. You’ll know it’s time for a replacement if water begins to pool on the roof or there are warps, rips, and tears.

Damages Sustained Over Time

Your roof system gets the most direct exposure to the elements, which means it can easily be damaged by storms, wind, hail, and more. Many minor damages can be dealt with through roof repair services. However, if the damage is too severe, it may be time for a full-scale replacement. 

Roof damage can reveal itself in many ways, including:

  • Leaks
  • Water Damage
  • Granule Loss
  • Chimney Issues
  • Broken Downspouts
  • Missing Shingles
  • Cracked Flashing

The Texas Climate

The Texas weather can be quite demanding, and some years may impact your roof system than others. Harmful UV rays, high winds, hailstorms, heavy snows, rain, and more can take their toll on your property. An abnormally bad streak of weather can make take some years off your roof system, which is why it’s so important to routinely check for damages.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our DFW Roofers to Learn More Today

If you’re ready to start planning your roof replacement project, you’re already in the right place. Artisan Roofing & Solar offers comprehensive care that meets our customers’ unique wants and needs for their homes. 

Give us a call to chat with a team member about your roof replacement or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation today. We’d be happy to take a look at your roof and see whether it’s time for replacement.

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