Many factors can affect the lifespan and aging process of a roof. One of the most common factors to shorten the life of a roof would be using low quality materials for a roofing job. Of course, you have to consider the cost when doing any kind of home improvement job. You however, do not want to use the bottom-of-the-line materials when considering the roof is one of the most important aspects to the stability of a house.
Roofing Materials We Recommend
Some of the materials we use that have never failed us are metal and tile. Metal and tile roofs last twice as long as asphalt shingle roofs. Even though the cost is higher, your roof is going to look better and last longer. The extra money spent on quality roofing materials is quickly earned back.
Who do I Hire to Work on My Roof?
Be sure to hire an expert roofing contractor when having your roof done. You do not want a roofer to quickly finish through the job or use the cheapest materials. From TPO to EPDM, you need a roofer that can be diverse with the latest materials and roofing applications. and Making sure you have a roofer who will first inspect your roof, and find out what year the roof was put on. Craftsmanship is the most important factor to hiring a roofer.
Many people think of insulation as just keeping rooms cool in the summer or warm during the winter time. Not only will roof insulation lower your energy bills, but it will help to keep the structure of your building in tact. Insulation will add years onto the life of your roof, protecting the inside of the building from extreme heat and cold. This will save you money and extend the life of your roof.
From the responsibilities of the homeowner, these are the list of jobs you should be doing to update your roof:
Have the roof professionally examined – Small damages such as cracks in the roof can cause major problems like leaks and flooding. Be sure to have your roof checked by a professional every 2 to 3 years.
Ice Dams – Be sure to check for ice dams on your roof as they can cause severe damage during the winter.
Gutter Cleaning – The gutters should be cleaned at least a couple times a year, to get rid of debris. During the winter especially, the gutters need to filter out the water, so they cannot be blocked by leaves and branches.
For more information on how to make your roof last, contact us today! For over a century, we have been designing and repairing roofs with quality craftsmanship. Request a roof evaluation from us today to find out how to have your roof last for many years to come!