Eric Ronningen | ER Roofing

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Roofing Material Lifespan

Your home’s roofing protects your family, the structure and your home’s contents so its care and maintenance is of utmost importance.  Needing to replace an entire roof can be costly, but waiting can be even more costly as it may result in further damage, both inside and out.  

There are some quick tells of potential roofing problems such as water damage, leaking or water stains on your ceilings or walls, granules in your gutters and downspouts or clearly damaged or missing roof tiles. These can be signs of aging, and maintenance should be done to make sure problems do not escalate.

One thing that determines the lifespan of your roof is the roofing material that was used.  Different materials have different lifespans.  One of the most popular roofing materials is asphalt shingles because of their low cost, but they do tend to have a shorter lifespan which is 15-30 years.  Wood shingles on the other hand, while lasting 30-50 years, can be subject to mold and rot which will shorten its lifespan.  Clay or concrete tiles, which can help you save on energy costs due to their sun reflecting capabilities, can last 50 years and more.  To help your roofing last the entirety of its lifespan, regardless of the materials used, care and maintenance is vitally important.

Twice yearly roof inspections are a must to stay ahead of any potential problems.  While not everyone feels comfortable climbing on a ladder and walking around on their roof, the roofing experts at Ronningen Roofing have been trained for just that.  Our roofing contractors will come and inspect your roofing, gutters and flashing to determine if there are any potential issues that need to be addressed.  They will go over any problems and work with you to determine exactly what needs to be done.  Our roofing specialists will find the best solution that will work with your home and your budget.