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High-quality, well-installed roofs can last for a very long time! Most homeowners will only need to replace their roof every 25 years. Over those 25 years, it may be possible to get away with roof repairs for smaller issues. However, there comes a time in the lifespan of any roof when it becomes necessary to replace your roof entirely to effectively protect your home and belongings.
The key to understanding roof replacements:
Homeowners often make the assumption that a roof replacement is just the act of replacing shingles. In reality, your roof is a multifaceted system!
The deck, underlayment, flashing, ventilation, soffits, fascias, and ridge caps are just a few elements that go into a total roof replacement!
What are the most popular roof replacement materials?
In addition to the standard of workmanship employed during the installation process, the materials you choose for your roof will also have a significant impact on how long it lasts. Roof replacement is an investment, not a recurring expense. This means it is essential to weigh up the benefits of each material.
By far, the most common roofing material used in the United States is asphalt. Asphalt shingles can easily last between 15 and 25 years with proper maintenance and they are relatively affordable. With this material, it’s important to assess impact ratings, as some asphalt shingles are built to withstand a lot more of the elements than others.
Metallic materials are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners in Southern California. Although pricier than asphalt shingles, metals such as steel, aluminum, copper, and zinc can all last upwards of 50 years! They also provide built-in fire protection. The primary drawback of a metal roof is the increased noise during heavy rain.
Slate has an incredibly long life span and isn’t too dissimilar in price to other roofing materials such as aluminum. With proper care, a slate roof can last for more than a century! They also have the added benefit of being fireproof, but their weakness comes from their susceptibility to cracking under intense weather such as hail.
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How can you tell when
it is time for a roof replacement?
How to Choose a Roof
Selecting a roof replacement service provider is a big decision. The work they’ll perform has the potential to impact your home for decades to come, so you’ll want to ensure that you’re working with qualified professionals.
At RemodelMe, we think it’s important that you feel comfortable – not only with the end result of our work, but also throughout the remodeling process. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, we can provide all of the following credentials upon request, allowing you to start your remodeling project with trust!