Most roofs will last about 20 years, depending on the weather conditions in the area you live and how well the roof was maintained. To ensure that your roof lasts as long as possible, you should inspect it after each episode of heavy rains or high winds. Loose shingles should be refastened with adhesive and roofing nails. Missing or damaged shingles should be replaced as soon as possible. Many people keep a supply of extra shingles on hand for emergency repairs. It is also important that you remove debris like leaves and dirt from your roof. Asphalt and composition shingle roofs can develop mold growth due to excessive moisture. The mold growth can cause serious and permanent damage to the substructure of your roof. You will need to remove any mold growth from your roof, as well.
When it is time to have a new roof installed on your home, Calgary Roofing will be able to provide you with a roof that will work best for your home. Depending on your budget, the climate where you live and how long you plan on living in your home, there are several different roofing materials you can choose from. Your roofing company will explain all of the options to you. Asphalt shingles and metal roofing are among the most popular types of roofing materials available.
Asphalt shingles will last about 20 to 30 years under normal circumstances. They hold up well under normal weather conditions and are among the least expensive materials to install on your home. Many people choose asphalt shingles when they plan on selling their home soon and need a new roof to complete the sale.
Metal roofing is long lasting. In fact, when properly installed metal roofing will last at least 50 years. It can withstand winds up to 140 miles an hour and can also hold up well during heavy rains. Snowfall is no match for metal roofs either. You will never have to scrape the snow pack from your roof because the heat from inside your home will heat the roof and make the snow slide right off. Contact a roofing contractor for information about all the available roofing materials.