Regardless of the type of roof you have, eventually, you’ll need a roof replacement. This brings up a lot of questions in most homeowners’ minds. Fortunately, we have the answers for you.
Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof
Typically, shingles last 10 – 15 years, but 3-tab shingles can last up to 20 years. Metal roofs can last up to 100 years depending on what type of metal was used. Other factors that you must also consider when determining your roof’s lifespan include:
- The roof’s slope and color
- Who you had installed the roof for you and the quality of the materials they used
- Whether your roof has good ventilation
- If there are any trees located near your home whose foliage and branches can fall on your roof
Depending on the roof’s material you’ll notice some signs that it’s time for a roof replacement. For the most common roofing material, shingles, you should watch for blistering, curling, buckling, and rotting. However, with metal roofs, you should watch for rust. Regardless of the type of roof your home has, repairing your roof doesn’t work if it has widespread damage or problems. If you don’t replace your roof when you see these signs, you may have water leaking into your home which can rot the wood your home is made of. It’s also possible for air to escape causing you to have to pay more for your utility bills.
When to get a Roof Replacement
Wintertime in Florida may seem ideal because of its milder weather. However, this is also why many roofing companies are busier during this time of the year. Waiting until the slower season will get your roofing work done faster and at a lower price. It also means that the roofing companies’ contractors aren’t spread as thin as they would be throughout the busier times of the year.
When you choose to have the work done during the off-season, you’ll have more of a choice. However, you’ll want to patiently think things through here. Make sure you don’t hire someone to work on your roof in the middle of hurricane season. Of course, you also don’t want them to be working on your roof when it’s very hot outside. During both times of the year, you are likely to face a delay in the middle of the work. Additionally, contractors will need more breaks in the summer and won’t be able to work as late in the day throughout the winter.
Choosing the Best Materials
Your roof’s materials affect its lifespan. With this in mind you should know that while metal and tile roofs will last the longest, they’re also the most expensive to install. Some of the other benefits of metal roofing include the fact that they’re:
Extremely hurricane resistant as long as they’re properly installed (so the wind doesn’t get under them) albeit they’re also louder throughout the storm
The most fire-resistant but if a firefighter must cut through your roof it’s very difficult to do here
Choosing the Best Roofing Company
Whether you have more questions you’d like answers to or you’re ready to get a roof replacement, you should contact Done Rite Roofing Inc. Their professionals are there to help you with all your roofing needs.