Each year, more than five million roofs are replaced due to several reasons stemming from prior damage to old age. Roofing services can often be costly, stressful and time intensive. One of the best ways for a homeowner to find relief and enjoy the process of roof remodeling, replacement or reconstruction is by contacting a company who is experienced with different types of roofing surfaces.
Over many years or even decades, poor maintenance, wear and tear, extreme weather and improper installation can cause minor to severe damage to not only the roof but to the entire structure. This damage, if not addressed within a certain time frame, can lead to the homeowner incurring even more cost, which can easily be avoided. Many of these damages occur in the colder months with a lot of snow. This is why getting a new roof in the winter can be beneficial.
Types of Roofs
Throughout time, roofs have been made of straw, tiles, concrete, mud, wood and a multitude of other materials. It was not until the last 100 years that roofs have been made of metal and an asphalt mix. This modern style of roofing has different life spans and benefits. The average life of an asphalt mix roof is anywhere from twelve to twenty years while a metal roof can endure fifty or more. This span depends on the pitch of the roof and climate of the area.
Though steel is a very tough material, it offers an attractive look of various traditional roof styles. Additionally, these roofs are available in a wide array of colors that incorporate natural shading for enhanced details.
Signs the Roof Is Needing Replacement or Repair
There are many indications that a roof is needing replacement or repair. Though only an experienced professional can give accurate information regarding roof health, there are some common signs. These can include your roof being beyond its average lifespan, shingles curling and buckling, roof valleys, daylight through the roof boards and/or rust formation.
If you are interested in replacing or repairing your roof or other aspects of your home, please feel free to contact a roofing specialist today.