Most homeowners understand that hail and wind can greatly shorten or even end a roof’s life at any time. However, many wonder why their roof doesn’t last forever. Afterall, no one walks on it or touches it or otherwise uses it. Here are a few reasons roof’s lifespan varies.
Rain, Sun, Sleet, Snow
All of these things affect your roof’s lifespan over time. The sun’s UV rays slowly deteriorates the shingle. Freezing temperatures, heavy rain storms and snow (especially during the freeze-thaw cycle) all loosen the granules which are a layer of protection on the shingles.
Materials & Installation
One of the reasons we prefer GAF roofing products is that we believe they are superior materials. As a roofing company, we know that installing a total roofing system as part of a tear-off roof replacement can double a roof’s lifespan versus a roofing overlay of just new shingles. That’s one reason your choice in materials and roofing company are so important.
Maintenance & Repair
Although your shingles normally don’t need much maintenance, your roof will. Things like the sealant around your flashing requires replacing. When you don’t replace it through roofing maintenance, water gets under your shingles and eventually into your home. That can lead to roof rot and other issues that damage your roof. A roof leak can also destroy or damage insulation and drywall in your home. You may find that what could have been fixed with a simple roof repair if you had a roofing company you trust inspecting and providing maintenance for your roof regularly, now requires a roof replacement and possibly more.
Mobley Brothers is Your GAF Master Elite™ Roofer
GAF offers an industry leading roofing warranty and we offer our installation guarantee. When you trust Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation with your new roof, maintenance and repair, you’ll have peace of mind that your roof’s lifespan will be what is expected based on the materials you choose. We’re licensed and insured throughout Tennessee and service both middle and east Tennessee from our A+ rated offices in Lebanon and Knoxville. Call us today at (865) 248-2772 or fill out our contact form.