Your roof is vital to the longevity of your home, and yet most people have no idea how often they should replace their roof. The lifespan of your roof is dependent upon a few key factors.
First, the biggest impact on the lifespan of your roof will be the material you choose. Generally, the cheaper your roof the shorter the lifespan and the more likely it will need maintenance. A more expensive roof will last you longer, and you won’t have to maintain it as often. On average your roof should last you between 20 and 50 years. Below are some different roof types, their estimated lifespans, and their relative cost.
The most common roofing materials are composite or asphalt shingles. They have the lowest upfront costs. These shingles are a great option to fit every budget. However, they also have a shorter lifespan but are by far the most affordable. Furthermore, asphalt shingles have a wide range of options within this category, so even though the average lifespan is right around 20 years you can choose higher quality, more expensive shingles to extend the lifespan of your roof.
Another very popular choice is metal roofing. Metal roofs are very modern and come in a wide variety of gorgeous colours. They are gaining popularity as a new trend in the housing market. Not to mention, they are incredibly durable and energy efficient. A metal roof is more expensive than shingles, but it will last you over 50 years! A metal roof requires less maintenance, energy-efficient and environment-friendly so you can save money on your energy bills.
Professional Roof Installation
One major impact on the longevity of your roofing system is the quality of the install. Even if you pay for the very best materials a bad installation will fail over time. Make sure you are doing your research and choosing a reputable roofing company. Superior Steel Roofing offers warranties on both the materials and installation. By choosing a local roofing company you’ll be dedicated to your community and build a lasting relationship.
When Should You Inspect The Roof?
Your roof should be inspected twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. You should periodically check for attic stains, mildew, leaking, curling, missing or bald shingles, broken tiles or any other kind of weather damage. Keep an eye out for your neighbours, if they’re getting their roofs replaced there’s a good chance you need to replace yours too.
Superior Steel Roofing
If you’re looking for a professional roofing contractor that can provide you with better and more technologically advanced roofing options, contact Superior Steel Roofing. Call 519-822-4818 today for a FREE ESTIMATE! They can offer easy financing to get the job done right, easily and conveniently.