I am sure most homeowners wished that their roofs would last a lifetime, however unluckyly, that’s not the case because the materials used in roofs will deteriorate over time, then so, eventually, a homeowner will need to update the roof on their homes! My dad had his roof repaired a couple years ago, so this means he shouldn’t have to worry about his roof again for another 20 or so years, the materials used on a roof determines how long the roof will last for, then if your roof has asphalt shingles, you can expect a lifespan between 15 and 30 years, however, if your roof is made from metal, you’ll have a longer lifespan of up to 75 years! Of course, if there are signs there is damage to your roof, it’s best to get it ran tests on and fixed instantlyâ€¦ A damaged roof includes however not limited to, loose, broken, or missing shingles, and signs of water damage or leaks inside your home.
Additionally, holes and dark spots and mold or rot are sure signs of roofing complications; While it’s almost inevitable to avoid any kind of roofing repairs, it’s best to have a professional roofing contractor inspect your roof twice per year, and yearly inspections could identify minor problems before they become a major issue, furthermore, an inspection could potentially spare a homeowner from paying extra money for those repairs.
I have had our roof professionally ran tests on one time and thankfully, no damages were identified. That was a few years ago, so I need to schedule another inspection and perhaps increase those inspections to one per year. After all, our house is almost 20 years old, and the roof is made from shingles.