How Often Should a Roof Be Replaced?





How Often Should a Roof Be Replaced?

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When done right with proper installation and materials, a roof can last several years without needing to be replaced. In fact, a roof shouldn’t need to be replaced until it nears the end of its lifespan. Depending on the roofing materials used, a typical residential roof will need to be replaced every 20 - 50 years. Keep in mind that there will always be situations where the roof needs repairs but it shouldn’t need to be replaced. However, keeping on top of roof maintenance can help catch weak points in the roof before they cause significant damage. Roof maintenance helps ensure homeowners can get as close as possible to the maximum lifespan before needing a new roof.

3 Key Factors that Affect Roof Lifespan

There are several factors that play a role in how long your roof will last. Each one will have a significant impact on the durability and quality of your roof.

    • Material Type and Quality: Material quality is extremely important as cheaper materials simply can’t endure extreme weather conditions as well. This leads to an increased frequency of repairs or needing a replacement sooner than expected. Furthermore, there are many different types of materials, shingles, metal, TPO, and more. Each material is unique and suitable for different environments.
    • Installation Quality: Even if you invest in the best materials, your roof can still fail prematurely without high quality craftsmanship. A roof is one of the greatest investments a homeowner can make. So it’s vital to take the time to research your roofing company! Improper installation can do more damage than just shortening the roof’s lifespan, it can also void manufacturer warranties. Leaving homeowners with a poorly functioning roof and large out-of-pocket costs.
    • Environmental Conditions: While it’s simply the natural course of outdoor materials, even extreme weather conditions can shorten the lifespan of a roof. Luckily most damage from weather such as ripped shingles from high winds or falling debris can be easily repaired. 

Important Note about Roof Replacement

As mentioned above, the average roof lifespan can range from 20-50 years. Many homeowners don’t realize they need to start thinking about shopping for a replacement as it gets closer to its estimated lifespan. Roofing experts often encourage roof replacements instead of repairs when the roof reaches 80-85% of the estimated life of the roof.

High Quality Roof Replacement Services with Superior Roofing

If it’s time to start shopping for a roof replacement, reach out to us at Superior Roofing! We are always happy to show examples of our high quality roofing replacement services and answer any questions. Our focus is centered around creating the best customer experience for all of our clients. That extends from our quality workmanship, honesty, and reliability to our roofing knowledge and client communication. Don’t just take our word for it, the quality of our work is reflected in our customer reviews on google and facebook.

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