What Does the Age of my Roof Mean?

A healthy roof is what keeps your home, family, and belongings protected. Your roof’s wellbeing can depend on a variety of variables, such as location, the type of roofing material, and even the age of your roof. Once your roof reaches a certain age, it can become more prone to certain damages. Each roof is unique, which means they are not guaranteed to last a certain amount of time. Many roofs will last anywhere between 15-40 years, depending on how well they’re maintained over their lifespan. Here are a few ways you can easily gauge how long your roof should (and can) last.

Different Materials Age at Different Paces

There are a variety of variables that can contribute to the lifespan of your roof. One major variable is the type of roofing material. Specifically, for homes with cedar or asphalt shingles, homeowners can anticipate a 19–30-year lifespan if the roof is properly maintained. If a home or business has a metal roof, they can expect a much longer lifespan of 40-70 years. Often times, home or business owners will shy from metal roofing due to the initial cost. Although shingles are often less money off the bat, metal roofing can actually save you money in the long run as it tends to last much longer and requires very little upkeep.

How to Determine the Age of Your Roof

In some cases, determining the age of your roof can be quite simple. If you’ve either built your home or were the one to last replace your roof, chances are you have a pretty good idea of its age. But, for those who’ve purchased their space from a past owner, the age of your roof may be unclear. One way to determine the age of your roof is a visual inspection. Shingled roofs that are approaching the end their lifespan will often show signs like curled, loose, or missing shingles. Although the condition of your roof can be partially assessed by looking at it, it’s often best to schedule a professional roof inspection. Our roofing experts work with your roof’s unique structure to determine best course of maintenance or replacement needed to keep your home protected.           

How to Ensure the Longevity of Your Roof

Just because your roofing type can last a certain period of time, doesn’t mean it always will. Roofs that are regularly maintained will last longer than those that are only maintained when a problem arises. The best way to ensure your roof lives a long and healthy life is to care for it with preventative maintenance. Our experts work diligently by inspecting the structural integrity of your roof, cleaning out your gutters and drains, repairing any defects and seams, and removing excess debris.

Your satisfaction is our priority, which is why we offer a lifetime workmanship guarantee on all of our roof installations. For all your roofing needs, contact your local professionals at Above All Roofing. When you rely on our team of experts, you can trust that your project will be completed on time and within budget.