Making Your Roof Last Longer
Extending your roof’s useful life helps you make the most of your residential roofing investment. We do this through better understanding your roof’s needs, using superior materials and craftsmanship, and proper ongoing maintenance.
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Trust Only a Leading Roofing Contractor in Sarasota to Protect Your Home
The roof over your head takes an extreme beating from Florida’s mercurial weather. The excessive heat, periodic rains, and even the rare hurricane are just a few of the burdens a standard home roof endures. Not to mention daily wear and tear.
Homeowners frequently ask us how long their roof should last and how they can prolong its lifespan. As a leading roofing company in Sarasota, FL,
We focus on ways to extend this significant investment’s useful service life. Count on us to only use high-quality materials to improve and reinforce your roof, complemented by our roofing specialists’ years of knowledge and experience.
Call us today or fill out our contact form to get in touch with one of our roofing consultants.
We’ve Been Doubling the Life of Roofs for Over 30 Years
Before the government established roofing contractor licensing standards and minimum requirements, there were two types of roofers. But contractor regulations only set minimum requirements for contractors to meet. One thing you should be asking is, “Where are the craftsmen?”
While some things not required by building codes may cost more, they can also greatly extend the length of time your roof is able to protect your home. A small additional investment can actually save you money over the long run. And maybe it can double your roof’s life!
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How long should a roof last?
The average roof constructed with asphalt shingle roofs should last a minimum of 20 to 25 years. Metal roofs tend to be extremely durable and can last 40 years or more while tile roofs can reach a lifespan of 50 years. Invest in a slate roof and it may easily outlast the lifespan of the homeowner. This assumes all of these roofs are properly installed and maintained. Visit our page How To Make Your Roof Last for more information on maintaining the roof for longer use.
Would a repair be sufficient?
How will I know a roof needs to be replaced?
When walking on the roof, such as when installing Christmas lights or cleaning off roof debris, pay attention to any areas that feel spongy or bouncy like a trampoline. This typically means moisture has made its way to the decking underneath the roofing material, and the roof may need to be replaced. All are signs it’s time to call a reputable roofing company to do a more thorough inspection. This will help you determine what is needed, a roof repair or roof replacement.
What questions should I ask a prospective roofing contractor?
Certain questions need to be asked of any contractor, not just comparing a competitive price. For instance, many people ask about “the warranty” on the roof when they should really ask about two different types of warranties. One warranty covers the materials used and the other covers the workmanship. Homeowners need to understand this and read over the terms and conditions of each warranty. There are numerous other questions that should ask before hiring a roofing contractor, and more information on these questions can be found on the 5 Things to Ask Your Sarasota Roofing Contractor page.