Four Ways To Increase The Lifespan Of Your Shingle Roof
5 April 2016
Standard asphalt shingles typically last between 15 and 18 years, and architectural shingles last about 24 to 30 years. Keep in mind that these are averages. There are homeowners whose roofs last even longer than this. There's no way to ensure your roof will be the longest-lived on the block, but there are a few ways you can increase your chances of your roof lasting a good, long time.
Make sure your attic is well insulated.
Keep Cool With Roof Ventilation
8 March 2016
Most homes have insulation along the floor of the attic. In this position, the insulation is ideally placed to prevent heat from your attic from entering your home, but it will do nothing to prevent your attic from heating up. If you live in an area that gets a lot of heat during the summer, you should do something to prevent your attic from getting too hot. Proper ventilation is usually the only step you need to take.
How To Maximize The Life You Get From Your New Metal Roof
4 March 2016
You can expect to get up to 80 years of protection from that new metal roof you just had installed. A yearly inspection by a roofing contractor and some routine maintenance by you will keep your roof looking good and protecting your home for decades. Here are some of the maintenance tasks you can do to make this the last roof you'll have to put on your home.
1. Keep the roof clean.
Three Questions To Ask When Hiring A Roofing Service
2 March 2016
Whether you own an old home with a roof that is starting to fail or you have a new home but you're concerned that a recent storm has damaged your roof, it's a good idea to call a roofing service right away. You'll be asked to describe the situation as far as you know it, and the contractor will give you an estimate as to whether the roof can be repaired or will need to be replaced, as well as the costs that you'll be looking at.