Heads Up! Homeowner Roofing Tips
Do you remember the times and there were many when your parents repeated these words – “living under their roof.” That same roof is what keeps you out of harms way from Mother Natures ever lasting onslaught of bad weather. This holds especially true this past winter in the U.S.
The realization that the roof on your home is the only barrier of protection between you and everything the sky precipitates can be an under-looked hazard. The roof over your head protects you from all of nature’s elements year round.
Did you know that the lifespan of your roof varies by the type & material? Other elements such as weather & climate apply as well.
Here are some generic roof lifespans:
Rock Roofs: 12-15 years
Composition Shingles: 12-20 years
Shake/Wood Shingles: 20-25 years
Metal Roofs: 50-75 years
Clay Roofs: 50-100 years
Too often homeowners forgo roof maintenance until Mother Nature forces them. However, repairing ceilings and roof leaks could be avoided with a seasonally proactive inspection. It’s important to get a birds eye view of what maybe in store for you before the climatic weather season begins. Having to replace shingles every now and then is much easier on your home (and wallet) than waiting to do a complete resurface.