Modern Roofing: Your Residential Roofing Solution
If you own a home, it’s important to have a residential roofing specialist you can depend on. Even if you never set foot on your house’s roof, there are still so many ways little things can pile up and wear your roofing material down. With the Santa Ana Winds and the winter rains, sometimes accidents can happen. That doesn’t even take birds and wild animals into consideration. If you own residential property, it’s important to check your roof for damages every year. Some signs you’ll want to look out for include:
- Broken or missing shingles or tiles
- Cracks where fixtures, such as pipes or air conditioners, have been sealed
- Ponding water
- Unusual stains, either on the roof or on your ceiling
If you can see any of these abnormalities from the ground, there’s a good chance your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. The earlier you can catch any problems, the better. If you keep up with the minor repairs, you’ll be able to make your roof last much, much longer. It’s easier on your wallet to pay for a small repair than an entirely new roof!
A Roof’s Lifespan Depends on its Material
Shingles: You’ll need to replace a shingle roof roughly once every 15-20 years. To compensate for the replacement frequency, shingle installations are relatively cheap compared with other materials. We’re CertainTeed Select ShingleMasters and GAF Master Elite Weather Stopper System Plus Contractors. We can color match, too!
Tiles: If you take good care of it, a tile roof can last a lifetime. Unless an environmental disaster has physically broken your roofing tiles, all that usually needs to be replaced when a tile roof is getting too old is the underlayment and plywood decking. Of course, if you’re looking to completely change out your tiles for an entirely new look, that is a viable (but expensive) possibility.
Metal: A good metal roof will fall somewhere in between the lifespan of tile and shingle roofs, ranging from 30-50 years depending on the type and quality of the materials. Technological advances allow for metal materials to imitate shingles, tiles, and wood shakes.
Flat: If you have a flat roof, those can last anywhere between 10 and 20 years, depending on the amount of foot traffic it typically receives and how much effort goes into maintaining it. There are a couple of different types of roof coverings for flat roofs out there, so that factors in to how long your roof will last as well. Look for signs of cracks or other deterioration around fixtures. Ponding water after a substantial rain also indicates that it might be time to call in an expert.
When It’s Time To Call a Pro
If it’s been a while since your roof last tune-up, it’s a good idea to call in a professional. Modern Roofing, Inc. has a licensed team of professional contractors who can answer your questions and help you with all of your residential roofing needs. We go the extra mile and treat every customer’s house like it’s our own. And top of that, we also recycle the material we remove. Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. We want you to feel good about choosing us to keep you and your love ones safe.
Give us a call and schedule your free roofing estimate today! You’ll be glad you did!