The roof is one of the most important elements of a home. Choosing the right roof for your home impacts how long the roof lasts. Yet, the decision includes more than just picking the roof with the longest lifespan.
Budget, HOA guidelines, personal style, and the local climate all play a part in selecting the best roof for your home and needs. The goal, regardless of the type of roof you choose, is to work with a roofing company that provides excellent service and quality results.
At SKYYGUARD, our team of roofing professionals has the experience to do the job right. We walk you through each step of the roof installation or roof replacement process. We want you to feel confident and informed about your new roof.
Life Expectancy of Your Roof
How long does a roof last? Whether you are trying to determine when your current roof needs replacement or what type of roof to install, the timeframe depends heavily on the material.
Second, the quality of the installation greatly impacts the roof’s lifespan and frequency of repairs. A poorly installed roof won’t last. Don’t trust a fly-by-night roofing company. If the price is extremely low compared to the competition or if the company doesn’t have references
or reviews in your local area, don’t trust them.
Other factors, like weather damage and accidents, can shorten the length of time a roof lasts. Thankfully, most homeowner’s insurance policies cover damage from fire, hail, strong winds, or other disasters. Check with your insurance company to understand your specific coverage.
Lifespan by Types of Roof
As we said, the type of roof influences how long it will last. Typically, the longer a material lasts, the higher the material price.
Asphalt roofs are the most popular type of roofs in Colorado. Asphalt shingles appeal to homeowners because of the price point, durability, and low maintenance. Asphalt roofs hold up well and provide quality coverage for homes, including energy efficiency.
In general, asphalt shingle roofs last for 20 to 30 years for Colorado homes. After 20 years, it’s important to check for signs of aging, like missing shingles, granules in the gutters, cracked shingles and leaks.
Metal roofs are known for durability and long lifespans. In fact, most metal roofs last 50 to 70 years. Roofs made of the highest quality of metals have even lasted a century. Metal roofs are a great investment for homeowners.
Just like with asphalt roofs, as the roof ages, signs of wear occur. Rust, leaks, loose panels, or excess damage indicate a metal roof needs repairs or replacement. Regular maintenance helps extend the life of the roof.
Clay Tile Roofs
Clay tile roofs are both beautiful and durable. Like with metal, they last a lifetime. More specifically, they typically last for 50 to 100 years. Plus, they hold up well to weather and fire.
Clay tile roofs require more maintenance than some other roofing materials. For example, they require regular and proper cleaning. Otherwise, moss and mold can build up leading to leaks.
It’s time for roof repairs or roof replacement when you experience leaks, missing tiles, broken tiles, or major moss or mold growth. Quality maintenance and care extend the life of tile roofs.
Thermoplastic Polyolefin, or TPO, roofs typically work as commercial roofs. Yet, homeowners sometimes choose TPO for the benefits. These roofs offer fire resistance. The biggest appeal is energy efficiency which lowers energy costs and improves temperature control in the home.
TPO roofs last between 20 and 30 years. The key is quality installation. The biggest issue with TPO is poor installation. Work with a company, like SKYYGUARD, experienced and trained in proper installation. This helps ensure the lifespan of the roof.
The Importance of Roof Maintenance
To achieve the life expectancy you desire, invest in quality roof maintenance. Schedule a roof inspection to determine the current condition of your roof. Also, clean gutters annually to keep your roof in top shape.
If you experience damage from a storm or accident, act quickly. Schedule repairs to avoid even more damage, like moisture seeping into your home. For best results, always work with a trusted and reliable roofing company.
Invest in Quality Roof Care
At SKYYGUARD, we’re known for top-quality roofing service. We serve Colorado communities with roof inspections, installations, repairs, and replacements. Colorado homeowners trust us to do the job right!