Richardson Commercial Roofer discusses life expectancy of modern roofs

Richardson Commercial Roofer Rhino Tuff Roofing discusses life expectancy of modern roofs.

Gaining a better understanding of your roof is important for any homeowner.  As such, today we will be discussing the lifespan of various types of roofs, and then discuss the consequent implications.

First, we are all well aware of how critical a home’s roof is.  Rain, hail, snow, and wind can destroy a home with a weak roof, so if you want the best possible protection, then never overlook quality materials for your roof.

There are 3 basic types of roofs.  More exist, but these are the most common:

  • Wooden – wooden roofs generally last around 15-20 years depending upon the quality of the installation
  • Asphalt – one of the most common roofs, asphalt lasts about 20-30 years
  • Metal – metal roofs have incredible durability and can last upward of 50 years or even longer if the right conditions are met

Once your roof has been installed it will behoove you to have it inspected once or twice a year in order to keep it in top condition.  If you decide to perform the inspection yourself, then be on the lookout for cracks or worn granules depending on the type of roof you have installed.

Consistent roof maintenance will help extend its lifespan for as long as possible saving you money long term.  Further, the type of roofing material you choose plays a significant factor in helping you get the most out of your investment. Metal lasts long but can be expensive.  Can you afford the upfront cost of a higher quality material?  Only you can answer that question.

If you need help installing a new roof, or are just wanting further information, then please feel free to give Rhino Tuff Roofing a call at 877-2AW-HAIL!

Bret Hannah, President of Richardson Commercial Roofer Rhino Tuff Roofing, is a licensed contractor that has been in the business for 10 years.  Rhino Tuff Roofing is an approved contractor for all insurance companies.

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