The life expectancy of your roof depends on many factors – each type of roofing material comes with warranty offered by the manufacturer, but how long your roof will last in reality is influenced by many things from the climate to maintenance. Here are some aspects that you should know about:
- The roofing material – roofing shingles are usually warranted for around 20-25 years, the warranty period associated with metal roofs ranges between 30-50 years, while slate and clay tile roofs are usually warranted for 75-100 years;
- The climate zone – your roof is continuously exposed to the elements, the integrity of your roofing component is under permanent attack by water and solar radiation. This also means that the roofs installed in mild climate zones usually last longer, while permanent exposure to harsh sunshine, wide temperature variations, strong storms, heavy rain or snow is likely to shorten the roof’s lifespan, even if the material is chosen appropriately and the owner pays sufficient attention to maintenance and repair;
- Attention – regular inspections, cleaning and timely repairs can prolong the life of your roof. Getting the roof inspected by a Parker roofer professional twice a year and having all the issues, even the smallest ones, addressed in a timely manner can strengthen your roof’s health and can ensure a problem-free roof for as long as possible.