While it is true that no roof lasts forever, some roofers try to convince homeowners that they need a new roof installation long before they actually do. Most local roofing contractors are more reputable than that, but if you feel that you might have been misled by a roofer recently, you should trust your gut enough to look into your roof’s problems before choosing a new roof replacement.
The video posted here can help you determine if you really do need a new roof.
You will need to get up on your roof if it’s safe to do so. This will allow you to thoroughly inspect your roof. You should check for signs of water damage, missing shingles, broken shingles, degraded shingles, and pooling water. If your roof has fiberglass shingles, you should only see the granules coating the shingles, not the fiberglass underneath.
If you do find signs that your roof may need to be replaced, make sure to do your due diligence when searching for a local roofer. Get quotes from several contractors. Each contractor should give your roof an inspection, as well. This will give you peace of mind that your roof truly does need to be replaced.