A roof is a part of your home that will inevitably need to be replaced.
If you’re now looking into when your roof might need some maintenance or a total overhaul, this post is for you.
We’re going to be breaking down some of the signs you can look for to determine whether or not your roof needs to be replaced along with how long you can expect a roof to last.
The life of a roof is dependant upon the materials that were used to construct it. In some cases, roofs can last a lifetime, and in other cases, they’ll only last 10-15 years.
The first step in understanding how long your roof will last is knowing what it’s made out of. Because asphalt shingles tend to be the most popular roofing material, we’ll stick to those for now.
Generally, the life span of asphalt shingle roofs is anywhere from around 20-30 years, both in our experience and according to U.S. News. Although some factors can play into a roof needing to be replaced sooner than that, these are signs that you’re going to want to watch out for.
The most significant aspect to watch out for when it comes to the roof is storm damage. In some cases, it’s easy to tell because of a leak in your home. But in other cases, you might not notice a leak right away. Here are some ways to spot storm damage.
As you can see, there are quite a few different ways in which a storm can damage your roof. There are also quite a few ways by which you can protect it.
Even if you have proper insurance, storm damage is not something you want to have to deal with. It’s essential to take steps to protect your home if you can.
Here are some ways you can protect your home from storm damage.
If you think you’ve found damage to your roof or another part of your home, watch out for storm chasing salesmen. These salesmen follow storms around and do their best to sell you repairs promising to get it covered by insurance. Unfortunately, in many cases, these repairs aren’t done well, and the roof won’t be adequately repaired.
Instead, find a local roofer like WISA. We offer free storm damage inspections and have our work covered with warranties. You won’t have to worry about a company like WISA leaving town after a job. We’re here to stay.
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