3 Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement

Posted on May 24, 2023 in by Brigitte Sinoradzki

Need help determining when to replace your roof? Bison Roofing and Solar has your back!

With hurricane season approaching Florida, it is crucial to make sure your roof is ready to withstand anything. Keep reading to find out some of the telltale signs that your roof is in need of some love.

  roof replacementAge Plays a Factor in Roof Replacement

It is important to pay attention to how old your roof is. The age of your roof can be a key indicator that it is time for a replacement.

Different roofing materials have different lifespans. The lifespan of your roof can also vary depending on the climate in which you live.

At Bison Roofing and Solar, we install Shingle, Tile, Metal, and Flat Roofing. There are many reasons a household might choose a different material for their roof than the next. When selecting the material for your roof, some may consider aesthetics and design, while others are concerned about the lifespan of the materials being installed.

With expert roof installation, the typical lifespan of some different types of roofing materials is as follows:


  • Shingle Roofing – 15 to 30 years
  • Flat Roofing – 20 years
  • Tile Roofing – 50 years
  • Metal Roofing – 80 years

Your Neighbors are Installing New Roofs

If you are unsure how old your roof is, a helpful rule of thumb is to pay attention to when your neighbors begin replacing their roofs. You can assume that the houses in your neighborhood were built around the same time, meaning the roofs are close in age. When you hear construction on the roof next door, it might be time to replace your roof too!

Forbes explains, “Roofs are constantly exposed to brutal elements. Baking sun, ripping winds, freezing temperatures and pounding rain all take their toll on this important protective layer,” so while the age of your roof can be a good starting point, there are other indicators that your roof could use a replacement, sometimes before the expected lifespans.


roof replacement and repairSagging, Degeneration, and Missing Pieces or Pieces in the Gutter

Faults in the structure of your roof can be an indication that it is time for a replacement. Wear and tear can be expected but sagging, degeneration, and some missing shingles are signs your roof has gone beyond normal wear and tear.


The sagging of the plywood of your roof deck is a sign that a replacement is needed. A roof replacement will allow experts to replace this plywood and refresh the foundation of your roof and the materials over the top of it.


Forbes explains some signs of degeneration to keep an eye out for: “curling or shrinking shingles, an abundance of shingle granules in the gutters, bare spots, blistering or extensive moss or algae growth…”

Missing Pieces or Pieces in the Gutter

Missing Shingles on your roof is a sign of an underlying problem only a roof replacement can address. Forbes explains: “More than a few missing shingles on your roof means it’s probably time to replace it before the problem gets worse.”

If any of these signs sound like your roof, it’s time to get ahead of any future problems.

Bison Roofing and Solar has been installing quality and affordable roofing since 2005. Our team of expert installers has completed over 500 installations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

Our commitment to our quality workmanship and core values of honesty and hard work, combined with fully licensed and insured contractors, has earned Bison Roofing and Solar the reputation as one of the premier roofing and solar companies in South Florida.

We are proud to be one of the only companies to perform a detailed on-site evaluation of your roof and electrical pre-proposal. Additionally, our roof installations are backed by a warranty you can trust.

Contact us today to get started on your roof!