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HOW LONG SHOULD A ROOF LAST?

 

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Few things are more important to a house than a good roof. Although roofing materials have average life expectancies, the life expectancy of any one roof depends on factors such as local weather conditions and the roof’s design and construction, as well as its material. In any case, homeowners need an idea of when their roof might require replacement.

One of the most common questions new customers ask is how long will their roof last. This is a very valid question. A new roof isn’t cheap, so it’s good to know that you are having it installed by licensed professionals who will help you get the most life out of your roof.

A lot of what goes into determining how long your roof will last depends on what material you choose to use, and if they are installed properly or not. There are many roofing materials on the market, each one having its pros and cons.  In terms of life expectancy, some are far better than others, but when you take their price, looks, installation and required maintenance into consideration, some choices that might not seem like the most practical end up being the perfect fit.

The other big thing that goes into determining just about how long your roof will last is the climate you live in. Areas with high wind tend to have shorter life spans on their roofs.

In order to keep your roof lasting as long as possible, you are going to want to do the proper maintenance.

Remember, there are four things that destroy a house: water, water, water, and neglect. Start your maintenance where it counts: At The Roof.

Proper ventilation will extend the life of your roof.  Without ventilation in your roof, heat and moisture can cause rafters and sheathing to rot, shingles to buckle, and insulation to lose energy efficiency and overall effectiveness.

If you have any questions or would like an estimate on a re-roof for your home, feel free to contact Premo Roofing, because we do every job as if it were our own.


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