Asphalt shingle or tile roofs, when properly placed and maintained, can last anywhere from 25 to 35 years. If you’ve just bought a house and don’t know when the roof was built, we recommend getting a roof assessment to figure out how much longer your roof will last. This will enable you to properly maintain the roof in order to extend its life, as well as begin planning for a replacement roof if one is required while you own the house.
All roofing materials will corrode and disintegrate over time, especially in the strong sun and weather of Venice. With regular maintenance, though, you can definitely increase the life of your roof. The majority of homeowners make the mistake of ignoring the basic repairs that are required. A missing shingle can be replaced quickly and inexpensively, but neglecting it may allow water to leak in, debris to gather, force other shingles loose, or damage the underlayment. Taking care of minor issues can help to avert significant issues for decades.
A homeowner’s visual self-inspections and annual expert roof inspections are both essential. As previously said, if a little issue is not addressed, it can quickly escalate into a significant problem. Regular inspections enable you to make minor repairs before they turn into larger tasks and before a little leak turns into a significant leak or a mold problem.
There are various methods to know if there’s water incursion if no damage is visible on your roof before it transforms into a leak. If you can, climb to the attic and look for evidence of moisture, such as dark patches or rot, on the wood framing. You can also inspect insulation for matted, wet, or crumbling areas. All of these things could indicate a roof leak. You can also stroll through your home during and after large rainstorms, looking for indications of staining, swelling, or signs of water on the ceilings and walls. If you find any of these, you should get professional help right away.
If your roof has reached the end of its useful life, replacing it will almost certainly make it easier to sell your home. Homebuyers may be unable to secure financing for a home with an expired roof, and the cost of replacing the roof may deter them. If you know it’ll be a problem but can’t afford to replace the roof without first selling the house, talk to your realtor about methods to incorporate the cost of the roof into the sale price.
Although heavy hail strikes may be apparent from the ground, most hail damage is not visible to the unaided eye. If your region has been hit by hail, contact a reputable roofing company, like Morrissey Construction, to arrange for a professional examination.
The type of roof that is best for you will be determined by a number of criteria, including your budget, taste, and needs. Consider the roofing material’s lifecycle cost before making a decision. Although initially more expensive, some materials require less maintenance and have a longer lifespan than others. A 20-year asphalt shingle roof may survive 20 years, but a 50-year metal roof may be more cost-effective in the long run.
It ultimately boils down to personal preference and, in certain cases, HOA rules! While conventional tile roofing materials have shown to be more durable, contemporary asphalt shingle products have proven to be nearly as durable and frequently easier to repair. Because there are differences in price, weight, longevity, and maintenance requirements between tile and asphalt shingles, we strongly suggest consulting with a professional Venice roofing contractor to determine which is ideal for you. A good asphalt shingle roof, on the other hand, should endure at least 25 years.