17. How long does a new roof last?
A homeowner can expect an asphalt shingle or composition roof to last an average of 20 years, reports the National Association of Home Builders. The closer yours gets to 20, the more likely it is to fail. Rather than wait until this happens (and deal with the stress of emergency replacement), plan ahead. Call us today for your free, no obligation, roof inspection and roof estimate.
The biggest factor that determines how long a shingle roof lasts is weather. Temperature variations from extreme heat to extreme cold, wet to dry, and other climate factors cause the most wear and tear on your roof. Over time, asphalt shingle roofs can become brittle and subject to tears and breakage.
Proper maintenance is key to ensuring the maximum life from your shingle roof. Routinely clear a roof of fallen tree limbs and debris, and empty gutters. Ensure that the roof is clean from algae and mold. Cut away overhanging vegetation to prevent damage, and inspect the roof following storms or at least twice a year, spring and fall. For more information on how to maintain your newly installed roof read our article: “How to maximize the life of your roof?”
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