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When installing a new roof, you want to do it in such a way that it lasts as long as possible. Many factors influence a roof’s lifespan, some of which you can control and others that may be beyond your control.

Most roofing systems are designed to last at least a decade or two. During that time, your roof battles all types of challenges, including severe weather conditions, pest infestation, bacterial growth, structural damage and deterioration, and so much more. At Advantage Remodeling, we’ll not only equip you with the best roofing system for your home, but we’ll also help you keep it in tip-top shape so that you get the most out of your roof.

These are some of the factors that affect the lifespan of your roofing system:

 

The Material

Different roofing materials offer homes and homeowners various benefits, and they also come with their fair share of downfalls.

Asphalt shingle roofing, while highly affordable, has the shortest lifespan of all the roofing materials. Asphalt roofing systems tend to last about 15 to 25 years.

Slate or tile roofing is the most expensive, has a lifespan of about 100 years, but not all homes are suitable for the weight of a tile or slate roof.

Metal roofing requires minimal maintenance, lasts between 30 to 50 years, but many homeowners do not find metal roofing’s aesthetic appealing.

Deciding on a roofing material ultimately boils down to your personal preference, budget, and structure of your home.

 

Environmental Factors

The environment plays a significant role in the life expectancy of your roof. Homes in high wind areas are more susceptible to roofing shingles being ripped and torn off.

In rainy areas, moisture and the buildup of mold and mildew tend to be a common roofing problem. Water also has a way of weakening your roofing structures and may lead to leakages in your home.

Severe weather conditions such as hurricanes, tornadoes and thunderstorms can also significantly damage your roof and sometimes even your home too. Therefore, where you live has a significant impact on your roof’s longevity.

 

Maintenance

Roofing systems are probably one of your home’s most neglected features when it comes to maintenance. Your roof tends to be out of eyesight for the most part, and therefore people tend to forget that it needs taking care of as well.

To prolong the life of your roof, it needs to be regularly inspected, maintained, cleaned and repaired when faults occur. Leaving issues for prolonged periods can worsen them.

Regularly maintaining your roof can nearly double its lifespan and leave it looking almost as good as the first day it was installed.

 

Installation

The way that your roof was installed significantly impacts its performance and its longevity. A poorly installed roof will deteriorate rapidly and cost you much more in the long run.

It’s best to invest in a professional roofing company like Advantage Remodeling. We’ll take every precaution to ensure that your roofing system is installed accurately and provide you with only the best roofing advice and services.

As you can see, many factors may influence your roofing system’s lifespan, some of which you can control, and the rest we, at Advantage Remodeling, will take care of. Give us a call today for all your roofing needs!

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