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Replacing Your Roof is An Investment
Need a new roof? A roof replacement is a significant investment. After all, it’s one of the most critical components of your home because it serves as a protective cover. You want to make sure that you are hiring the most reliable and trustworthy roofing contractor in your area to handle such an important job and make sure it gets done right.
To ensure that you’re getting your money’s worth, call our team at Ohm Restoration. Our highly experienced and skilled roofing contractors will get the job done right the first time, and you can be confident that our reliable contractors will work quickly and efficiently.
How Long Does a Roof Last?
Homeowners often wonder how many years they’ll get out of their roof before they’ll need a roof replacement. While the average roof lasts 25-50 years, several factors can determine how long your roof might stand the test of time.
Now that you’re considering a new roof, be sure to understand what contributes to a roof’s longevity so you can make a well-informed decision. Take a look at the following factors:
- Type of roofing material – Roofing materials have varying durability levels. Depending on the material and weather conditions they endure, they can last for anywhere from 15 to more than 100 years.
- Quality of roofing materials – Budget-friendly roofing materials allow you to save on upfront costs, but you’ll eventually have to replace them sooner, likely with more expensive options.
- Weather conditions – Regular exposure to extreme weather conditions and high winds can affect the durability and lifespan of roofing materials.
- Maintenance – Regular maintenance and routine inspections can increase your roof’s longevity.
- Workmanship quality – A poor installation will greatly decrease your roof’s lifespan.
The Lifespan of Different Types of Roofs
Depending on the type of roofing material you purchase, you won’t need a new roof replacement for several decades. Here’s how long each type of roof lasts:
Asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable types of roofing materials, which is why they are popular in the United States. For the most part, asphalt shingles are reasonably durable. They last approximately 15-30 years, depending on environmental conditions.
Metal roofs are incredibly durable, as they can usually last up to 70 years. Roofs made from premium metals like zinc and copper can last up to 100 years.
Wood shake and shingles
Wood shake and shingle roofs have a life expectancy of 30 years before you’ll need a roof replacement.
Since clay tiles are weather, rot, and fire-resistant, they can last anywhere between 50 to 100 years.
Slate tile is an expensive natural material that can withstand extreme weather conditions. Therefore, it can last for a human lifetime or more, ranging from 75-200 years.
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Is It Time for a Roof Replacement? Heed These Signs
Unfortunately, most people don’t think about the roof over their heads until something happens, such as a leak, and they have to seek out professional help. Many homeowners don’t know that roofing systems can reach the end of their useful lives without failing. Instead, they will look old and worn.
So, how do you know if it’s time for a roof replacement? Here are seven critical signs to watch out for.
Buckling or curled shingles is an obvious sign that your roof needs replacing. When the shingles start curling or buckling, they look like they’re being pushed upward from underneath. Buckling occurs when excess moisture in the attic space pushes the nails up and out the roof deck. This is typically due to poor attic insulation or ventilation.
Loss of Granules
Granules are small bits of minerals and stones applied to asphalt shingles to protect the material from the weather elements. Granule loss due to hail or a major storm is normal. When you start losing granules regularly, your roofing material becomes even more vulnerable to environmental conditions as your roof is losing its weathering properties.
A good roofing contractor can patch minor leaks. Visible leaks are a big sign that you need a roof replacement. As the roofing materials weaken, water eventually makes its way through the shingles. When this happens, you’ll experience water leaking into your house. If you’re constantly dealing with leaks from your roof, it’s time to have our team inspect your roof.
Ability to see outside through the attic
The attic is the best place to check if you suspect that your roof is on its last leg. If you can see daylight through the attic roof boards, you have a big problem. Inspect the roof boards and the insulation for water stains. Signs of moisture indicate that you have a leak somewhere.
A very old roof
If your home is over 50 years old and has never undergone a roof replacement, more than likely, you’ll have to replace it soon.
A sagging roofline
The roofline on your house should be straight and strong. A sagging, curving, or dipping roofline is a clear sign of trouble, especially when accompanied by shingle damage or leaks. Water saturation typically causes the roofline to lose its structure.
If You Need a Roof Replacement, Call Us for Help Right Away Before These Problems Happen
Once you realize that you’re in desperate need of a roof replacement, the clock starts ticking. If you don’t replace your roof when it’s time, you’ll have a big mess on your hands.
Here are a few things that could go wrong and might cost you several thousands of dollars to repair:
If your roof is old, neglecting to replace it when it’s time can lead to severe water damage. Areas of the roof that allow water to seep into your house will completely rot, risking its stability. In addition, it can cause damage throughout your house, increasing home improvement costs.
A rotten roof can result in severe structural damage. The structural beams become vulnerable, and they won’t be able to support your roof in time. In the worst-case scenario, your roof may collapse. Your home will be unsafe to live in if your roof sustains structural damage.
Living in a home with an old, leaky, and rotten roof is a health hazard. Once water can make its way in, it becomes a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Mold and mildew exposure can cause fatigue, asthma attacks, and infections in the immune-impaired.
Lowered Home Value
If your roof isn’t in good condition, it will not only function poorly, but it will look terrible. An old and worn roof will significantly decrease your home’s value. If you’re planning on selling your home, a roof replacement is necessary, especially if you want to recoup your investment.
Most buyers won’t even consider purchasing a house that needs major work, such as a new roofing installation. Even if you’re just looking to increase the equity of your property, installing a new roof is a wise decision.
Call Us at Ohm Restoration for Top-Quality Roof Replacement Services
Are you ready to replace your home’s roof? At Ohm Restoration, we strive to provide the highest-quality service at the most reasonable price. We understand that a roof replacement is a substantial investment for a homeowner. In some cases, homeowners spend most of their savings to preserve their homes. We don’t take that lightly. Our clients can trust that we’ll be open and honest every step of the way.
Given our many years of hands-on experience, you can be confident that you’ll be getting the best quality work in town with Ohm Restoration roofing your home or business. Contact us at 888-319-7058 to obtain an estimate and schedule an appointment.
Roof Replacement Services FAQ
Tear-Off or Overlay: What's The Best Solution?
During a roof replacement, you’ll need to decide whether you want your roofing contractor to apply the new roofing materials over the existing shingles or tear the original roof off and start over.
Sometimes homeowners choose to overlay over existing shingles because it’s about 25% cheaper.
An overlay roof replacement is less expensive because the contractor installs the new shingles on top of the old ones. This method requires less labor, which means less downtime.
If your roof needs replacing quickly and you have a small budget, an overlay may be the best solution for you. However, many downsides exist to this quick-fix solution. Installing a new roof over your old one adds a lot of weight. Supporting the added weight will be challenging if your home or roof isn’t structurally sound.
The main downside of opting for an overlay roof installation is that you’re going to have to replace your entire roof eventually. These types of roofs don’t last as long. That may mean paying to remove several generations of roofs.
During a complete roof replacement, the contractors will remove your whole roof, allowing them to examine your entire roofing structure. The roofers will repair high-risk areas to make sure they’re structurally sound and install new flashings to keep water from passing through for many years to come.
A tear-off roof replacement costs can cost as much as $1000 more. Yet it’s worth the additional charges because you’ll get a better quality install, the roof will last several years, and it will boost your home’s resale value.