Every roof has a natural lifetime. That lifetime can be shortened by a violent storm and/or simple debris damage. How long should a roof last in normal conditions?
Asphalt Shingles, 3-tab 15 - 18 years
Asphalt Shingles, Architectural 24 - 30 years
Galvalume (metal) 30 - 45 years
Concrete Tile 35 - 50 years
Built-Up or Modified Bitumen 10 - 16 years
EPDM (rubber) 10 - 16 years
Why Is a Good Roof so Important?
Your roof and your foundation are the parts of your home that hold everything together. You know the importance of your foundation. We know that it supports everything built on it. The roof is just as important. It protects everything underneath it. The part of your roof that matters most is the quality. Let us explain why...
A high-quality roof is simply much more durable than a lower quality roof. The higher-quality roof that you put on your home will last longer than a lesser-quality roof. That higher-quality roof will be more likely to stand up to the routine wear and tear of sun, wind, and rain and even many hail storms. A lesser-quality roof will tend to wear out sooner, which means you’ll have to pay to replace it more often.
Your roof’s primary job is to protect your home. As a low-quality roof begins to fail, it can lead to many problems including leaks that allow water to come into your home. Unless you’re inspecting your attic regularly, you may not know when it begins to fail. By the time you notice water damage in your ceiling, you may have already suffered significant damage to the rafters and other structural support in the roof.
Proper roof ventilation and insulation can save you significant money on your energy bill. Your roof serves as a vital heat and humidity release valve for your house. Water that comes up from your house can be as destructive as that which comes down from the sky. Proper roof vents help your house shed this water. Proper insulation also creates a transitory heat zone that can help your home stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
Quality Depends on Materials and Installation
When you are looking for a good roof, it’s important to remember that the roofing materials are only half of what makes a quality roof. Installation is also important. At PROBUILTCO, our installers are factory-certified in the proper installation methods, so you can have confidence that the job will be done right.
To get the best roof for your home in the Raleigh-Durham area, please contact PROBUILTCO today. (919) 642-3792