Your home’s roof is one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior, offering a number of important benefits including protection from the elements, curb appeal & resale value, and insulation. Considering how important your home’s roof is, it is important to ensure that the system is kept well-maintained. However, it is a very complex piece of engineering, and for the untrained eye, it can often be hard to spot issues with the system. That’s why our team has put together a blog addressing a few of the most frequently asked questions we hear regarding roofs! If you’re interested in learning more keep reading below!

How Long Does A Roof Last

The answer to this question is largely dependent on what the roof is made out of. If you have a material that is essentially impervious to the elements, such as slate or metal, it is fully possible that the roof will last for over half a century, if not much longer.

However, for other roofing materials, like asphalt shingles or rubber roofing, the lifespan tends to be much lower. For asphalt shingle roofs, the standard of the industry, the average lifespan tends to be between 20-30 years. Our team’s SBS rubberized shingles tend to last a couple of decades longer, but the environment that your roof is exposed to will determine the lifespan of your particular material.

Do I Need To Replace A Leaking Roof

The answer to this question can be complicated as there are a number of factors to consider here. How old is the roof? If the roof is only a few years old, you can likely get away with repairing the roof, as long as the leak isn’t substantial. However, if the leak is significant, or if the roof is older than a decade, it may be worth considering a replacement. A large roof leak can quickly rot out your roof deck, where it destroys the ability of your roof to hold your shingle system. This assessment should be made on case-by-case basis, so consult a professional anytime you think you may need to replace your roof!

Which Roofing Material Should I Use?

This question depends on what you as a homeowner desire from your roof. Are you looking for an economical option that will hold up for a couple of decades? Asphalt shingles are the standard of the industry. In search of a material that will last for up to a half-century and keep your home protected from anything Mother Nature has to offer? Metal roofing is a fantastic choice. Looking for an option that will boost your home’s curb appeal? Slate Roofing is a classic that will never go out of style. The choice you make largely depends on what you’re looking for from the roofing system as far as aesthetics, pricing, and durability go, as there are a number of options to choose from and there is no “right answer.”

Contact Us Today

Interested in replacing your home’s roof this summer? Our team at Eco Roof Service is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (425) 250-5557 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!