A roof is one of those parts of your home that you don’t think about until there is a problem. If you start experiencing multiple leaks, it may be time to replace your roof. One of the most frequent questions we receive at Peak Roofing & Construction is about the lifespan of roofs and what you can expect. The answer is more complicated than you think. The life span of your roof depends on several factors including the roofing material used, if you have maintained your roof properly, and the surrounding climate and weather. Here is a basic explanation about how all these factors can impact the lifespan of your roof.
Different roofing materials have widely different lifespans. Traditional asphalt shingle roofing will last anywhere from 15-20 years depending on the brand. Tile or slate roofing can last 50-100 years if well maintained. When replacing your roof, you may want to take this into consideration.
If you perform regular inspections on your roof and can catch small leaks before they cause costly damage, your roof will last much longer. Choose a time of year to call a licensed roofer to take a look at your roof and check for damage. This is especially important after a large storm. The key to maintaining your roof is to make repairs before your roof suffers irreversible damage.
Climate and Weather
Depending on where you live, your roof may last longer. If you live in an area prone to dangerous storms that have hail and high wind, you will likely need more roofing repairs. If the winter is especially harsh, snow and ice can hold moisture against your roof causing damage and perhaps earlier replacement.