You have most likely come across the 25-30 year rule while researching about the longevity of the roof. This is a benchmark number that lets building owners keep a timer on some of the most demanding maintenance projects. The truth is that there are many variables, which will determine the date for a roofing replacement.
A roof in Alaska will have a completely different aging process than the same one in the desert of southern America. Environmental factors that determine this process include humidity, temperature, ventilation, and airborne particles such as dust. Another determinant of the roof’s condition is the material in use.
The 25 to the 30-year rule applies to the most common roofing material – asphalt shingle. Wood and shake roofs last between 20 and 30 years. Metal roofing is longer lasting with records of replacement taking up to 50 years. Clay tile roofs seem to last the longest with a lifespan of up to a century.
Several urges will catapult you into scheduling a Bellaire roof replacement with Texans Force. Our best advice is that you should schedule a home inspection with us before choosing to toss away an entire roof for a few rectifiable issues. One may also want a complete roof replacement to get the long-lasting alternative. Below are all the options you will have for your next roof.
Types of metal roofing
Asphalt shingle is the easiest to install and is very popular in the United States. It requires minimal maintenance and offers decent longevity with regular checkups by Texans Force. The only concern for Asphalt Shingle is that it will be highly susceptible to environmental conditions such as strong winds.
Metal roofs are some of the best in the market. They have a lot of resistance to snow, rain, and high winds. Metal does not catch fire easily and will survive minor flames in the house. Metal has an easy installation process because of the lightweight. The primary concern of having metal roofing is that you may experience dents during repairs and loud noises from birds trampling on it.
Slate roofing has the most elegant aesthetic. They are also durable and have a high fire resistance ability. Installation of slate roofing is more complicated than that of other types. They are heavy and will be perfect for houses with a strong foundation and structure. Our Bellaire roof replacement team will give you a professional opinion on this choice for your home.
Clay is the oldest roofing style. They offer good insulation against extreme temperatures and winds. The weight of the clay matters when you have a concern about the tile flying off during windy and stormy weathers.
These aesthetic installations have a high price. The upside is that you will get your money’s worth due to a good fire resistance ability and proven durability.
This type is gaining popularity because they imitate slate roofing and have a much lower cost. They are also easier to install and do not need replacement sooner than some other materials.