How Long Does a Roof Last?

Roof Lifespan Information By J.R. Swigart Roofing in Pasco WAYour roofing system was designed to last a long time; for decades. But it’s hard to tell how long “a long time” really is because several factors play a vital role when it comes to the longevity of your roof including weather, maintenance, and repairs.

Your roof is exposed to all of the elements 24/7 as it works to protect your building. Simply put, if you take care of it, it will take care of you.

Roof Lifespan Factors

Below are some factors that can affect the lifespan of your roof.

  • Type of Roofing Whether you have a new construction or a re-roof, we recommend you not cut corners when it comes to your roofing system. Your building is an investment that you want protected from water damage, chemicals, and more, so you’ll want to choose high-quality long-lasting materials.
  • Installation Method Your roof’s lifespan starts with proper installation. And it’s not just about installing it correctly, it’s also about choosing which materials and installation methods will help it withstand the elements and potentially harsh conditions in your location. So look for roofing contractors that are highly experienced so you can rest assured that you’ll have long-lasting results.
  • Location The purpose of your roofing system is to protect the deck and facility beneath it. So it’s constantly exposed to UV rays that cause it to deteriorate, high winds that may cause uplift, and hail that can damage the membrane. This is why it’s important to select the right membrane and installation system that’s best for your location whether you live in a dry, warm climate or a wet, cool climate. If you’re unsure which roofing system is right for your building, contact a roofing contractor, like J.R. Swigart. We have the skills necessary to determine which roofing system will protect your building long-term.
  • Regular Maintenace If your roof has been poorly maintained, it will lose integrity and longevity. Yearly inspections and maintenance services, especially after a storm can help identify any punctures or seam issues so they can be resolved quickly before becoming a costly problem later.

Experts in Roof Replacement

Regardless of the materials used, your roofing has a lifespan affected by weather, the environment, foliage, and more. And it’s important not to neglect your roofing system because it acts as a barrier, protecting your building from water and other elements. If it has been a long time since your roof was installed we can inspect its condition and provide you with ways you can help increase its lifespan. And if you need a new roof we have options including roof overlays, roof tear-offs, and re-roofing.