Everything in your home has a projected life expectancy; the roof covering your home is no different. Most roofs are expected to only last between 15-30 years depending on the quality and durability of the materials you use. However, nature doesn't care product life expectancy when unforeseen disasters or weather strikes your home unexpectedly. Your roof may only be one bad storm away from needing a replacement. If your residential or commercial roof is reaching its projected life expectancy, or if disaster strikes your roof. Don't wait to ask for roof replacement services, delaying repairs could prove more costly in the long run if not immediately handled. At Southern Premier Roofing, we offer commercial roofing Raleigh NC.
Roofs tend to last 15-30 years, depending on the quality of roofing materials you use. That doesn't mean that your roof can't start to show signs of aging before it reaches the materials like expectancy. If your roof begins to show signs of leaks or water damage, curled or buckled shingles, or roof flashing. It may already be time that your roof may need a replacement. One upside is that as soon as you replace your roof, the new roof will immediately add value to your home. If you plan on listing your home, replacing an aging old roof can prove to be a beneficial renovation if you were looking to add value to your home.
Although shake shingling may sound similar to regular shingles, it couldn't be more different on paper. Regular shingles are machine cut and can be made from a variety of different material such as asphalt, wood, or metal. While shake materials are only generally made out of wood and are split by hand using special crafting tools. Wooden shake materials can last up to 50 years and are incredibly durable and age well compared to other roofing materials. Wood shakes are more durable because due to the handcrafted manufacturing process, most wooden shakes are thicker than their wooden shingle counterparts.
One of the most significant signs you may need a roof replacement is if you start to notice water stains on the ceiling in your home. This is a telltale sign that there is a leak in your roof somewhere and you will need roof replacement services. Leaks in a roof can appear a couple of feet away from the water stain in your home. Water stains also may mean that some damage might have been caused to your roof deck or insulation stuffed into your ceiling. If you begin to notice water stains inside your home to hesitate to contact roof replacement services, but its already too late to do otherwise.
Missing or Damaged Shingles
If you are occupying a building with missing or damaged shingle, it may already be time for a roof replacement. Usually, when shingles start to fall off a roof, they are often one section of a 3-tab single that came loose. When shingles begin to come up missing, this creates gaps in your roof, that allows water and possibly other critters to enter your home. Depending on the severity of your the damage or missing shingles, your home may not need a full roof replacement. Instead, your roof may need some minor roof repairs and reshingling instead.