What is the state of your roof? Is it time to replace it? Depending on what roofing material was used on your home, it has a limited lifespan, usually between 15 and 20 years. Replacing a roof is necessary when that time is up, otherwise you run risk of leaks and other problems.

You might have some thoughts on what material you would like to use, and here are some points to keep in mind.

More expensive materials, such as, metal, tile and slate are more durable, and could be a worthwhile investment. However, if you are switching from a lighter material such a wood or asphalt, you should have your roofing contractor determine whether the framing of your roof can bear the additional load or not.

Depending on the material you want to use, installation could be different, and this could be an additional cost to consider.

Make sure you do your research on the roofing company you will use, since the quality of the work can differ greatly.