Signs That the Roof on Your Muti-Unit Housing Needs to Be Replaced

Multi-unit housing can be convenient and affordable, but it can also make it more confusing to coordinate roof repairs and replacements. This can very often lead to putting it off again and again, but eventually, there will come a time when you will need to replace any roofing system.

But, how can you tell when it is time? Though diagnosing and repairing roofing issues can be a tall task that should always be left to the professionals, there are definitely signs that can tell you it is time to replace a roof. Let’s look at a few of them.

The Roof’s Age

How long has it been since the current roof over your head was installed? Oftentimes the answer may shock you, and though many roofing systems can last for decades, the most common asphalt shingle roofs will last for about twenty years, give or take a few.

Keep in mind that this is just an average, and it depends on the assumption that regular repairs and maintenance have been performed when needed, which often may not be the case in a multi-unit home where everyone’s schedules are conflicting.

What this does mean is that if your roof is more than ten years old, it is getting nearer to the end of its life, and repairs will be needed more frequently as it reaches the end of its service life. If the years are really piling up, it may be time to consider a replacement.

Repairs Are Frequently Needed

As we just said, when a roof is reaching the end of its service life, repairs can really pile up. But even if your roof is only a few years old, if repairs seem to be in constant demand, it may be time to consider a replacement. Sometimes due to poor installation, severe damage, or a number of other rare but possible occurrences, a replacement can be needed sooner than expected.

Plus, it is important to keep in mind that just because your complex needs a replacement sooner than the one on the other side of the street doesn’t necessarily mean anything is wrong. Every roof ages differently, and some are exposed to more sunlight or other conditions that can age them quicker than others.

The Roof is Looking Shabby

One of the first things anyone will notice on your complex is its roof. After all, it is the single largest part of it. If it is looking old and drab, then this not only may indicate it is getting on in years, but it may also drive away potential new residents.

A new roof can do wonders to making the building look new, modern, and attractive. This can make the whole building look more attractive and make potential residents more likely to place their trust in the roof over their heads.

Final Thoughts

Multi-unit homes can add an additional layer of complexity to performing repairs and replacements on your roofing. But, it is still critical for protecting the building’s occupants and the integrity of the structure itself. By paying attention to these signs, it is often possible to determine whether your building is in need of a new roof.

Contact Us

For help determining if your multi-unit home is in need of a new roof or to schedule an appointment, contact North Shore Roofing. With over thirty years of experience, our fully licensed and bonded team is ready to help you. Call us at (978) 977-3816 and connect with us on Facebook.