Many homeowners admit that they don’t inspect their roofs as often as needed. A recent survey found that 23% of homeowners admitted to waiting until there was an actual problem to do so. In some cases, this delay may require extensive repairs or a new roof.
What Can Cause Residential and Commercial Roof Damage
Both residential and commercial roof damage is common in areas where there is inclement weather. There are other factors that tend to contribute to the need for repairs and/or replacements, such as poor maintenance. When debris isn’t cleared away from gutters, it can cause drainage pipes to back up. Standing water may also cause serious damage and lead to leaks.
How to Prolong a Roof’s Lifespan
Homes with shingle roofs will have a longer lifespan when they’re cleaned on a regular basis. Experts report that a shingle roof’s lifespan can last 20 to 25 years when well-maintained. Shingle roofs may last even longer when they receive regular upkeep.
When a roof has sustained weather damage, it’s important to have it repaired as soon as possible. According to a consumer survey, 65% of homeowners reported that they were motivated to take care of roof repairs following weather damage.
Contact a Roofing Company to Schedule an Inspection
A roofing company can take care of your annual inspections. These companies can also replace cracked or missing shingles, rotting or decaying tiles, and install an entirely new roof.
If you’re planning to have your roof replaced, there are several options. Two of these are asphalt shingle roofs and metal roofs. It’s important to note that if you’re planning to sell your home or commercial building, you can receive a return on your investment of approximately 62% with a new shingle roof. Metal roofs, however, have a longer lifespan and don’t require the same level of maintenance. In fact, it’s been proven that metal roofs can last more than 30 years. Furthermore, metal roofs can withstand high winds and hail.
Once you meet with a roofing contractor, they will be able to determine whether or not your residential or commercial roof has sustained damage. At that time, you will be able to learn more about the other services that can be provided, which includes new roof options. Remember that when you install a new roof, it can potentially increase the value of your commercial and/or residential properties.