Of course if you want a home with a roof that will last a hundred years you’ll need specific materials, like metal and a higher budget but it can be done. However, even a shingle roof can have an expected lifetime of 20-30 years if you take care of it!
The Big “Secret”
What’s this big secret to a long lasting roof? Well, for starters it’s not a secret but for many homeowners it might as well be. The key to a happy, healthy long lasting roof is…..regular maintenance!
We’re not talking about just getting the gutters cleaned and keeping debris off your roof (although that’s part of it) but also yearly roof inspections (for commercial buildings twice yearly) from a professional roof contractor. Also following through with repairs as they surface can reduce repair costs and extend the life of your roof.
Too many homeowners let their roofs go for years without proper maintenance only calling in a professional when a leak is noticed or some other problem occurs. This is a problem. In many cases, had yearly inspections been performed properly or repairs done in a timely manner, these homeowners could have saved the time, money, and headaches of major roof problems as most of these begin as small faults.
It takes a trained eye to inspect a roof and see problems that usually go unnoticed by laymen and taking care of these issues right away not only helps prevent larger problems from developing, it can actually extend the life of your roof due to premature aging and damaged caused by water.
In many cases, a properly maintained roof can outlive it’s expected lifespan for years, even decades in some cases. It all depends on how you maintain it.
Your roof is one of the largest expenses on your home and as such it’s important to make it last as long as possible! If it’s been awhile since your last inspection or you don’t have a formal roof maintenance plan call Atlanta Roofing Specialists at 770-419-2222 today! If you are in the Metro Atlanta area we will come to your house and help make sure your roof is in shape not just today but for years to come!