Understanding the Lifespan of Your Roof

Your roof is like a protective umbrella, shielding everything beneath it from the elements. However, it’s not meant to last forever, and sooner or later, you may need a new one. But when is the right time for a roof replacement? In this blog, G.M. Roth Design Remodeling provides an overview of the lifespan of roofing systems.

Understanding the Lifespan of Your Roof

Factors Influencing the Lifespan of a Roof

The lifespan of a roof is not only determined by the type of roofing material used but also influenced by additional factors. This includes the climate in your area, the amount of yearly sun exposure your roof gets, and the level of maintenance you put into it. For instance, since a roof in a region receiving heavy snowfall may experience more wear and tear, it may not last longer than one in a milder climate.

The Average Lifespan of Different Roof Types

There are many different types of roofing materials, each with varying lifespans. Asphalt shingles typically last between 15 and 20 years, while wood shingles last for 25 to 30 years. If you’ve opted for a metal roof, you’re looking at a robust lifespan of 40 to 70 years. On the other hand, tile and slate roofing can last over a century if properly maintained.

The Importance of Professional Roof Maintenance

Staying on top of roof maintenance can both extend the service life of your roof and enhance your home’s value. As with any home improvement project, like kitchen or bathroom remodeling, it’s best to hire a team of professionals for the job. They can identify minor issues before they worsen and provide the necessary repairs right away. 

When to Consider a Roof Replacement

In some cases, however, roof repairs may not be enough. Your roof may be sagging, or perhaps some leaks cannot be fixed. If you’re a homeowner who wants to undertake major projects like home additions, it might also be time to consider a roof replacement.

Contact Our Roofing and Home Exterior Pros Today

For high-quality roofing, house additions and remodeling services, get in touch with our pros at G.M. Roth Design Remodeling. Give us a call at (603) 880-3761, or visit our contact page to get started.

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