Keep Your Roof in Good Health with Timely Repairs!
Replacing your home’s roof is one of the larger expenses you’ll ever face as a homeowner. That means it’s important to ensure your roof lasts as long as possible to improve its cost-effectiveness in the long run. And while many things factor into the longevity of a typical residential roof, scheduling timely repair services is one of the best ways to add years to your roof’s lifespan.
At Elite Roofing, we’ve helped countless Denver homeowners make their roofs last longer with our professional residential roof repair services. In fact, one of the most common causes we see for premature roof replacements is a lack of upkeep and leaving damage unaddressed. Here’s how a residential roof repair can add years to your roof’s lifespan!
How long will my roof last?
While the lifespan of a roof varies quite a bit, a newly installed asphalt shingle roof—by far the most common in residential roofing—will typically last around 20 years. Certain types of asphalt shingles may last longer, at up to 25-30 years. On the other hand, other asphalt shingles may carry an expected lifespan of around 15 years, albeit at a lower upfront cost.
Factors that impact a roof’s lifespan
As mentioned above, the specific type of asphalt shingles used in your roof’s construction will impact its expected lifespan. However, this is far from the only factor to keep in mind. For instance, weather is a common risk factor for roofs. Severe storms bringing hail or high winds can cause damage to a roof, thereby shortening its lifespan.
Poor installation quality can also drastically shorten the lifespan of a new residential roof and necessitate more frequent repair services to keep it in working order. This is part of the reason why it’s so important to choose from the best roofing contractors when replacing your roof.
And finally, maintenance is another factor that will impact the lifespan of your roof. A roof that is well-maintained—cleaned, regularly inspected, with gutters cleared of debris—is less likely to show signs of failing prematurely.
Repairs are key
While sudden roof damage will typically shorten the life of a residential roof, the impact can be reduced with a residential roof repair. Why is this? Well, roof damage negatively affects your roof in two ways. The first is the short-term damage—dents in the roof’s surface, missing shingles, etc. This visible damage should be reason enough to repair your roof.
However, this damage also affects your roof by leaving it vulnerable to further damage. For example, if a wind storm in your area loosens or pulls shingles from your roof, the underlying parts of your roof are now more vulnerable to issues such as moisture intrusion. If another storm comes through, and your roof is already damaged, the damage is liable to become worse.
Don’t delay repairs!
All of these factors add up to one key point: A residential roof repair can add years to the life of your roof, but repairs are most effective when scheduled promptly. This is why regular roof inspections are also critical for proper roof maintenance. A professional roofer will be able to identify any potential issues or minor damage, enabling you to address the problems before the next storm arrives and these issues to worsen.
Elite Is Colorado’s Leading Residential Roof Repair Company!
Elite Roofing specializes in helping our customers get the most from their roof. We’ve seen firsthand how important prompt repairs are to maximizing the life of a residential roof, and we have the roofing knowledge and skills to make sure your roof is ready for the next Colorado storm.
Has your roof been inspected recently? If not, it’s time to give Elite Roofing a call before spring and summer storms arrive! Contact us today.