Maintaining a healthy roof above your home is one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner. Roofing projects are a big undertaking, but a solid covering that protects from high winds, rain, and snow or hail damage is always worth the effort and expense.
A stable, new roof that employs the industry-standard asphalt and shingle should last around 25 years. Shingles are the go-to solution for residential roofing because they withstand both sunbaking, and extreme weather systems that would damage less substantial roof systems. A shingle roof is also an affordable way to maintain the covering over your home. Alternatively, some new buyers opt for the modern trend of a metal roof, however, while metal provides great protection from the elements, it presents a few new problems for routine home maintenance and is far more cost-prohibitive to install.
Replacement of a shingle roof is not the gigantic undertaking that installation of a slate tile or metal roof constitutes. However, while repairs are within the wheelhouse of many homeowners, replacement should always be done by a professional. This is because the underlayment that protects your interior from water and cold air must be replaced along with the coverings, and your current system must be torn up and disposed of commercially before any work can be done on the new exteriors and gutter system that will eventually protect you and your family from hail, rain, and snow.
Finding a reputable roofing company is simple too. A quick search for “roofing company Colorado” online will bring back the best contractors in your area along with customer service reviews and information on warranties and Better Business Bureau ratings, among other information pertinent to hiring the best full-service roofing contractor for the job. It’s best to contact a few of your favorites before hiring someone to complete the replacement. Sales reps from contracting companies will always happily help guide you through any concerns or questions you have in order to get you the best quote and a fast turnaround so that you can focus on what matters most to you for another 25 uninterrupted years.
Shingle roofs, just like any other, require routine upkeep. This material, however, is incredibly easy to maintain. They are constructed in sheets with a fine-grit layer that helps negate sun damage and the effects of weathering from extreme conditions that cause wind damage over the long term. A shingle roof requires minimal repair work for the majority of its life, and you can get pretty creative with the design considering the plethora of available options. You simply need to keep the surface clean of debris in order to prevent moss or other growth from taking away from the natural beauty of your property.
Also, shingles have a tendency of showing their best image from the street but providing a nuanced look at their level of wear once you’ve climbed up on their surface. And it is easy to get a handle on the state of your roof with shingle exteriors. Warping, discoloration, or broken and missing pieces all suggest different stages of wear along with the roughly 25-year lifespan, so even if you were unsure of the age it is incredibly easy to determine how much longer your roof will last. Missing pieces are easily replaced; you can even find the equipment at your local Home Depot or Lowes. Because the exteriors are tied into an underlayment, the replacement doesn’t require any renovations to the base itself, simply the tough outer covering. The peace of mind that comes along with this knowledge is invaluable and cannot be easily found with other roofing options.