Your roof is a very complicated & important piece of engineering. It not only provides your home with invaluable protection against the elements, it also offers curb appeal, and even helps to keep your home insulated. While many people understand how important their roof is to the health of their home, there is so much they still don’t know about their home’s first line of defense! To help homeowners understand their roof a bit better, our team is here to answer a few of the most commonly asked roofing questions!
How Long Does A Roof Last
First up, let’s address perhaps the most common question homeowners have about their home’s roof; how long will it last? While it ultimately depends on the material, we’ll focus on North America’s most popular option, asphalt shingles. While the longevity of a roof can vary by manufacturer, you can generally expect a well-installed asphalt shingle roof to last between 20 & 30 years, and perhaps a bit longer if it is meticulously maintained. While there are longer lasting options, including slate & clay tile roofing, asphalt shingles offer a fantastic combination of durability and an affordable price point!
Should I Repair Or Replace My Roof?
Another frequently asked question homeowners have about their roofs is whether they should repair damaged shingles, or replace the entire roof. This tends to come down to a few different factors, including the age of the roof, the materials used, as well as how extensive the damage is. If you simply have a few broken shingles as a result of a fallen branch, and your roof is relatively new, you’re better off repairing the damage. However, if your roof is twenty years old, and your shingles are warping or losing granules, you’ll need to consider replacing the entire system. It truly varies from home to home!
Do I Need A Roof Inspection
While it is often a good idea to have any roof older than 10 or 15 years inspected on an annual basis, the answer to whether your roof needs an inspection can often be determined by taking a quick peek at your roof! Check for signs that your roof may be accumulating a bit of wear and tear. It can appear in a variety of ways; from warping around the edges of your shingles, to finding granules in your gutters or yard, to rusted flashing. If you suspect that your roof may be starting to show signs of damage, reach out to a roofing professional to take a look at the system today!
Contact Us Today
If you’re in need of a new roof for your property this year, our team at North Shore Window & Siding is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (617) 628-7204 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof installation needs!