Residential Roofing

Replacing a roof can be a complex and challenging task that requires a good understanding of construction techniques, building codes, and safety procedures. The difficulty of the project will depend on several factors such as the size and slope of the roof, the type of roofing materials being used, the accessibility of the roof, and the overall condition of the roof deck.  Fortunately, Ratti Builders can help you with that process.

When to Replace a Roof

There are several signs that indicate it’s time to replace your roof, including:


The average lifespan of a roof is 20-25 years, depending on the type of material used. If your roof is approaching or has exceeded this age, it may be time to consider replacement.

Sagging or buckling

If you notice your roof deck sagging or the shingles are buckling, it might be a sign of a structural problem and the roof needs to be replaced.

Missing or damaged shingles

Missing or broken shingles can allow water to seep into your roof, resulting in further damage to your house. If you observe missing or damaged shingles, it could be a sign that a roof replacement is in order.


If your house is suffering from water infiltration, it might indicate that a roof replacement is necessary.

Excessive granules in gutters

An excessive amount of granules in your gutters may indicate that your shingles are deteriorating and the roof needs to be replaced.

In general, if your roof is showing signs of wear and tear, it is best to have a professional roofing contractor from Ratti Builders inspect it to determine whether it is time to replace it. Ignoring these signs can lead to more significant and costly problems down the road.

The Benefits of Replacing A Roof

Replacing a roof is an investment in your home, providing both practical and aesthetic benefits. By choosing high-quality roofing materials and having the work performed by professional roofing contractors at Ratti Builders, you can ensure that your new roof will provide years of protection and beauty for your home.

We offer a variety of roofing styles, including steel if necessary.  Our favorite shingles to install these days is Malarkey Vista™ AR with SPS technology

Replacing a damaged or worn-out roof has several benefits, including:

Improved Energy Efficiency

A newly installed roof can enhance the insulation and air circulation in your residence, leading to lower energy expenses.

Increased Home Value

Having a new roof can increase the value of your home, making it more appealing to potential buyers if you decide to sell in the future.

Better Protection

Protect your home from the elements, such as rain, snow, wind, and hail with a new roof.  This helps to extend the life of your home and its contents.

Improved Curb Appeal

A fresh, updated appearance for your home can be achieved by installing a new roof.

Reduced Maintenance

A new roof requires less maintenance and upkeep than an older, worn-out roof, saving you time and money in the long run.

Enhanced Safety

A damaged roof can pose a safety hazard, especially during severe weather conditions. Replacing a roof can ensure that your home is secure and safe for you and your family.