How long does a roof last?
Your roof plays a critical role in protecting your house from UV rays, rain, hail, snow, and wind. Most homeowners don’t pay much attention to this house component until it fails and water makes its way down the walls.
Learn about the factors influencing a roof’s lifespan and how inspections and roof repair can help its longevity.
Common Roofing Materials
Cloud Roofing picks the best material for a house based on criteria such as the home’s style, location and the homeowner’s budget. Here are several options you typically see on residential buildings and how long they last:
- Asphalt Shingles: This selection keeps roof costs low, but it’s not as durable as other materials. You typically get 20 years of usage from asphalt.
- Metal: This category covers everything from tin to steel. They add an eye-catching look to your home, particularly if you’re going for a modern or industrial style, plus they last up to 60 years.
- Clay Tile: This Spanish-style roof gives your home a timeless look with reliable protection. The tile’s usable life varies between manufacturers, but you start at 50 years.
Influence of Climate
Harsh climates may negatively impact your roof’s durability. High winds and hail directly cause damage, which can potentially compromise its ability to protect the rest of the house. Your area’s temperature also decreases your time before a roof replacement if you deal with sweltering summers or rapid temperature fluctuations.
Benefits of Roof Inspections
Are you doing everything you can to keep your roof going strong for the long-term?
Unlike other house systems, you probably aren’t looking at your roof on a regular basis. It needs preventative maintenance just like your HVAC unit.
Cloud Roofing examines the overall health of your roof and identifies any damage to the roofing material. Small problems, such as a cracked shingle, should get repaired before they turn into big problems.
A properly fixed roof keeps your entire house in working order, so it’s important to do everything you can to address maintenance issues proactively. Whether you have asphalt shingles or historic clay tile, you should rest easy knowing that there are no unforeseen problems waiting on your roof.
Contact Cloud Roofing today and get your roof repaired today!