When it comes to your Austin home, a roof is one of if not the most important piece. While the typical lifespan of your roof depending on the roofing materials varies from material to material, other factors such as extreme weather including hail damage and wind damage or extreme heat can shorten the life of your roof. It can be helpful to know the life expectancy of different styles of roofing, as well as a few tips to keep your roof functioning well for as long as possible before needing a roof-replacement.
A question we often get at HD Roofing and Repairs is, how long will the roof on my Austin house last? This comes down to the type of material used to construct your roof. If you are not sure, we can send out a professional roofing contractor to give you a free inspection so you’ll have a better idea of the state of your roof, as well as get a head start in case any early warning signs can be seen that could lead to future issues such as roof leaks or structural deficiencies.
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As mentioned before, when figuring out the lifespan of your roof, identifying the material is key. Choosing a roof style can be tricky, as while some might cost less now, they could require more maintenance, or require a roof replacement decades before another roofing option.
Shingle Roofing – Shingle roofing is a much preferred look atop a residential home, and costs far less than your other options. But what you save in immediate cost, can catch up depending on the quality of the shingle and roofing material used. Even the highest quality shingle roofs will only have a lifespan of up to 30 years. There are a few options to choose from as well when going with shingle roofing. Asphalt shingles are cheaper than wood shingles, and require less maintenance, but some homeowners might prefer the look of the wood shingles. If deciding upon wooden singles, you should know that they require regular maintenance and upkeep to ensure a sturdy roof for the expected lifespan of 20 to 30 years. If going with a metal roof, you will have a much higher lifespan as explained below, but what you are giving up as far as longevity, many would argue the aesthetic quality of the shingle roof more than makes up for it.
Metal Roofing – When you think of a metal roof, it’s easy to picture an warehouse building in the industrial part of town. But metal roofing has come a long way and has become a much more common choice among Austin residents to garnish their homes. Their durability and improvement in design creates both a roof that can look great, as well as provide strong, sound protection of your home for 40 to 50 years. A metal roof requires very low maintenance as well, so you won’t have to worry about it once we have installed it.
Tile Roofing – When you use tile for your roofing project, or in some cases slate, your roof will be extremely durable. Like the metal roof, these roofs can last for half a century easy without requiring much more than minor maintenance.
The roofing experts at HD Roofing and Repairs can help you decide upon the best roof material for your Austin home. If you would like to learn more about the energy saving costs mentioned above, please read our article Will A New Roof Save Me Money? Give us a call at (512) 458-6800 or send us a message. We would be happy to schedule a free inspection for you.
Quick Roofing Maintenance Tips
If your Austin home’s roof is healthy and not in need of repair, it’s time to keep it that way! Here’s a few quick tips to help ensure your roof stays strong for years to come.
- Clean Your Gutters – Keeping your gutters clean keeps water from flowing back into your roof rather than running off the roof and to the ground as intended.
- Keep Your Roof Clean of Debris – When debris such as leafs or sticks or even a buildup of dust and dirt blown in from the wind, they can collect in the valleys and allow water to collect in areas it should not. Roofs are meant to displace water and allow it to run off, and its material is intended for that. If water is allowed to sit in one area, it can permeate through certain roofing materials and create damage and structural issues.
- Schedule a Professional Roof Inspection – Identifying problems early in your roof, long before the usual notification that homeowners see either roof leaks or stains on their ceiling from water buildup, can save you thousands of dollars. Schedule a free inspection with the roofing experts at HD Roofing and Repairs today. Our roofing contractor will verify your roof is ready for the coming season and notify you if there any issues or telltale signs you should know about. If you need an estimate, we’ll provide you with an estimate that we will stick to. And remember, the inspection is free too!