When Should I Replace My Roof?

Roof Replacement and Maintenance

The lifespan of a roof can vary dramatically due to many reasons. These include the quality of installation, type of product used, proper ventilation, natural elements and general maintenance. Being a homeowner in the Pacific Northwest requires maintenance and general care of your roof to ensure you get the full life expectancy out of your roofing system.

Knowing when to replace your roof can be tricky. Contact a roofing specialist to inspect your roofing system and shingles.

Quality of installation is crucial. If shingles are not installed correctly, or without the proper equipment and materials, they can fail much earlier then expected. If your shingles were installed with staples instead of nails, this can mean later on down the road the staples will start to push out from the shingles allowing water to leak under the shingles.

Proper ventilation is an important part of the roofing system as well. The ventilation system in your roof allows your attic to breathe. This means your attic takes in the correct amount of air flow while at the same time releasing air from the attic space. If your ventilation is not adequate, it could cause heat or moisture to build up in the attic resulting in mold or causing your shingles to warp or curl.

Your roof is exposed to the natural elements and during any season of the year, nature can have adverse effects on your shingles. Heat during the summer can cause shingles to crack or warp, while at the same time during the winter months, rain, wind and snow can cause water to travel underneath the shingles.

We offer free estimates and a thorough evaluation of your roofing system. Get ahead of potential issues and contact a licensed contractor today. Mark’s Custom Exteriors has been in business since 1994 and we pride ourselves in using only high quality, safe and eco-friendly materials provided by our trained and certified staff. Give Mark’s Custom Exteriors a call at (503) 397-2215 or Fill Out Our Free Roofing Consultation Form.

Angie Holcomb
Author: Angie HolcombIn late 1993, one year after their marriage, Angie and Mark Holcomb decided it was time to follow their dream, and the couple set out to launch their own business. One year later, in 1994, Marks Custom Exteriors was established, one loving couple, one new truck and a passion for their vision. 25 years and many roofs later, MCE has grown to become Portland's premier roofing company and one of the only Nationally Recognized Roofing Companies in the State of Oregon as a GAF Master Elite Contractor. They remain committed to building lasting relationships with their customers through outstanding customer service, expert craftsmanship, and professional behavior and appearance among every member of our team.