New Homeowner But Clueless About Your Roof?
It can be difficult to know how long your roof will last before it needs to be replaced. It is helpful to know the estimated lifespan of your roof. However, if you are unsure, it may be easier to estimate its life expectancy.
What is the life expectancy of my roof?
It all depends on how the material is installed. Shingle roofs typically last between 15 and 25 years. Metal roofs can last between 40 and 75 years. Some materials, such as clay, concrete, and tile, can last 100 years and longer. It’s reasonable to expect that the roof will be replaced sooner if it is beyond its warranty period, especially if it’s asphalt.
How often will I need to replace my roof?
If you stick with the popular shingle roof, you can expect to replace the roof every 15-25 years, maybe even 30 years depending on how well the materials are installed and how much maintenance you do. Metal, clay, and tile, which are more expensive, can last for 40-50, 75, 75, or even 100 years.
What are the signs that I might need to replace my roof?
Roofs don’t usually fall apart due to external forces or storms. Roof failures can be prevented by being aware of and ignoring warning signs.
You can see signs like missing shingles or curled shingles as well as loose granules and curled shingles. However, you won’t know until a professional roof inspection. You can save a lot of money and time, especially if your roof has been around for a while.
What is roof maintenance?
No matter what material or knowledge you have about your roof, the most important thing to do is to maintain it. Insurance and warranties require that your roof be maintained at a minimum of once per year. Commercial roofs need to be inspected twice per year. Knowing what you should do is just as important as doing it.
Roof maintenance simply refers to keeping your roof and gutters clean and in good condition. Residential homes should have them inspected once a year.
Your roof’s primary purpose is to channel water away from areas that could cause damage. Avoid costly repairs and ensure your roof stays in good condition all year.
KCG Roofing And Carpentry has a maintenance program that will maximize the life of your roof and protect it for many years.
This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does Longboat Key Roofing! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.