When to Replace the Roof?
One of the questions that we get asked a lot is, “When should I replace my roof?” Homeowners are curious to see whether their investment will pay off or not. Purchasing and installing a new roof is usually a grudge purchase home improvement. Therefore, is there a way to know when to replace the roof before problems develop?
A Matter of Preference
The answer differs based on the type of roof that you want to have. Some options are better than others. However, it mainly boils down to budget. A decision on what materials to use should be based on budget, needs, and preference. For example, wood roofs can be very challenging to maintain compared to asphalt shingle roofing. Metal roofing is more expensive than asphalt roofs but can last around 50 years very little upkeep. It really comes down to preference.
Tile roofing can last 20+ years. This depends on the maintenance and material quality. Maintenance is a very good idea and the long-term results will certainly pay off.
Cedar wood roofing is designed to last for a very long time and it can work for up to 40 years or more depending on the thickness and grade of shake along with regular maintenance. It does require a regular maintenance regimen over other types of roofing.
Asphalt shingle roofing is one of the most economical and durable roofing options. This type of roof can go up to 50 years (when using the highest quality shingle and underlayment). Similar to cedar wood roofs, regular maintenance is key to longevity.
Roofs have a varied life expectancy. For example, for most asphalt shingle, and concrete tile and cedar wood roofs typically between 20-30 years. There are some profiles and grades that last up to 50 years! This type of longevity is usually found in metal and slate-type roofs. Torch-on (flat roofs) are generally the least lasting roofs with a 15-20 year lifespan. These are just general guidelines of the longevity of roofs. Installation, the material used and maintenance will play a key role in roof lifespan.
In conclusion, it’s always a good idea to work closely with a professional and reputable roofing contractor in order to maintain and even repair any issues that may arise. Normally roofs don’t need repairs and just run the course of its lifespan before being replaced. If you are looking for roofing & construction services, get in contact with us!