What is the Roof Lifespan for My Home?

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Many of our Mid-Missouri clientele want to know how long their home’s roof may last. This is a significant concern that should be evaluated when considering other repairs and it is important to budget for a replacement in the future. Fortunately, with superior roof installation and modest upkeep, you can get a lot out of your roof, even amid all the rain, ice, and snow we get in Missouri. However, once your roof gets to the end of its usable life and shingles start blowing off, it is important that you are ready to replace it.

General Guidelines for Roof Lifespan Expectations

The typical asphalt roof lifespan in Mid-Missouri is between 10 to 20 years. The wide variation is due to many factors including the quality of the shingle, the quality of the installation, if there is adequate attic ventilation, weather conditions, and much more. Manufacturers offer limited lifetime warranties, but most shingles will experience some sort of weather related damage prior to the expiration of the warranty. So, we encourage homeowners to get annual inspections once your roof reaches about 10 years old.

What is important is that you catch any small damage before it becomes big, thus preventing future leaks. For example, squirrels and other rodents can cause damage or a limb from a nearby tree may start rubbing the roof as the wind blows. We’ve seen all types of small, fixable issues become much bigger because homeowners ignored them.

What’s the Best Time to Get a Roof Inspection with CoMo?

You can get a roof inspection any time of the year. The only days to avoid are those when it’s freezing or you have snow on the roof. It’s not safe or feasible to work during extreme elements, but other than that, we’re more than happy to come and do an inspection.

What impact do hail storms have on roof deterioration? In Missouri, we get significant hail and windstorms, and this damages the granules in the shingles on your roof.

Take These Steps to Keep Your Roof Strong

Since we’re on your side and want you to get the most out of your roof, we offer a few pointers on how to keep your roof strong for years. Besides getting an inspection, don’t forget these other factors:

  • Purchase Durable Roof Materials
    • We can install a variety of roof materials, including metal roofs, flat roofs, and shingled roofs. Metal costs the most but lasts a long time. Shingled roofs have come a long way in just a few decades. The popular Owens Corning brand features exceptional SureNail Technology that includes UV ray resistance, algae resistance, and plenty of other safeguards.
  • Don’t Neglect the Budget Considerations
    • While that part about buying durable materials is essential, so is paying for quality installation and selecting an honest company that stands behind their work. That’s why you should take advantage of a free estimate with us before doing anything. One of our service technicians can give you a reliable calculation on material and labor costs. We also offer ways to finance the project without feeling like you lost half your savings.

Our Repair Services & Inspection Can Extend Your Roof Lifespan Substantially

Not every installation company can install beautiful architectural shingles properly. We do that along with several other exterior home improvement tasks such as windows, doors, gutters, and siding. If you’re ready to address one or more of these critical areas, then don’t hesitate to call us.

As an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, and a company that has been roofing for over 12 years, we have the training and the experience to help assess the condition and age of any type of roof. This includes asphalt shingles, metal, EPDM, and TPO roofing materials. If you aren’t sure about the condition of your roof, and just need that piece of mind, give us a call for a free inspection.

Contact us anytime to schedule an assessment of your roof. We’ll provide advice on when it may need to be replaced and offer suggestions on things you may want to consider to extend its life.

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