Should You Change Your Roof After Getting New Tenants?

After your former tenants leave, you're correct to assume you'll need to refurbish and polish some property areas. However, it isn't easy to replace your rental property's roof each time a tenant leaves. If you're thinking about replacing your roof after getting new tenants, here are a few easy ways to do this.

Short-Life Roofing Is Your Perfect Option

Avoid using metal roofs and clay tiles on your property. Unless it gives a much-needed aesthetic boost, avoid these high-quality roofing materials. Instead, use asphalt or wood shingles. In doing so, you can replace them with less cost, especially if you haven't had maintenance specialists inspect your roof during the previous tenancy.

Have Regular Roofing Maintenance

High-quality roofers in Littleton, CO, offer exceptionally affordable maintenance services, allowing you to nip many major roofing problems in the bud. Regular roofing maintenance ensures you won't need to replace your roofing material after your previous tenant leaves and a new one arrives. You can keep your roof as is and replace it only when it's the life-end cycle of your roofing material.

Roof Advisor has an excellent list of roofing lifespans and tips on the frequency you should replace your roofs. Read more about them below.

Look for:

  • Loose, cracked or damaged shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • Sagging
  • Mold or rot
  • Signs of water damage or leaking
  • Holes or dark spots

Hopefully, a bi-annual inspection will catch small problems before a leak develops or a larger section of the roof fails. It is important to maintain the roof and conduct regular visual checks. Better to pay for a small repair than deal with a roof collapse and extensive damage.

The underlying structure should last the lifespan of the house. However, depending on the materials used for the covering of the roof, a full replacement is necessary. Unless the roof is made of concrete, then it just needs inspections for cracks or other wear. Tile roofs are also very durable and rarely need a full replacement.

In general, this is the recommended replacement schedule based on the material used:

  • Composition Shingles: 12-20 years
  • Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years
  • Wood Shingles: 20-25 years
  • Rubber Roofs: 30-50 years
  • Metal Roofs: 50-75 years (Continued)

If you have yet to find a reliable roofer for your projects or property maintenance, you can always count on us at Roper Roofing. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.


795 McIntyre St. Suite 303
Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 720-809-7586



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