Ever wonder about the lifespan of your Colorado roof? Every homeowner wants to be prepared for the possibility of large maintenance purchases. Well, the life expectancy is all about the materials used in the original roofing project.
A well-maintained roof will last years longer than expected. Keeping repairs up to date after hail storms or weather-related events will certainly prolong the life expectancy. The most affordable material, the asphalt shingle comes at a price, which is reduced lifespan of 15 to 20 years.
The lifespan of your roof also factors in color and roof slope. Higher pitched roof can last a bit longer as rain and snow do not settle onto it. In Colorado, a rough estimate is fifteen to thirty years. All of this takes into account temperature extremes, conditions and maintenance.
If you have an idea of the expected lifespan of your roof and you’ve reached the halfway point its always a good plan to get a professional roof inspection which will provide an educated assessment of its condition. At Priority Restoration, we can more accurately help determine how much more time your roof has before you need to make a decision to upgrade or replace it.
Pay Attention to Red Flags
In addition to performing regular roof maintenance to keep your roof in optimal condition, keep an eye out for red flags that could indicate a problem. In Colorado there is always hail and snow that is taken into account. Any missing shingles, mold growth, gutter problems or interior ceiling leaks need to be immediately addressed so further damage is halted.
Failing to address any of these issues can result in substantial residual damage. Wood rot can weaken the integrity of the home itself and repair costs can increase. Leaving problems to worsen can decrease your property value and increase the costs of eventual roof replacement.
So…How Often You Say?
There is no simple answer to determine when your roof needs to be replaced. Consider the red flags, factor in the professional evaluation, rely on the experts. Possibly, you’d choose to swap types of roofing materials to update or change the exterior look, our specialists at Priority Restoration can help you with any questions and offer specialized recommendations.
We make the entire process as effortless as possible—that’s the way it should be. Contact us today to get started!
According to an news article on calculating longevity of roofing products, this is the recommended replacement schedule based on the material used:
Composition Shingles: 12-20 years
Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years
Wood Shingles: 20-25 years
Rubber Roofs: 30-50 years
Metal Roofs: 50-75 years