When properly cared for, a roof can last for decades. The exact amount of time your roof will last will depend on the material it’s made of, how well you maintain it, and the weather conditions the roof is exposed to.

How Long Roofing Materials Typically Last

Asphalt shingles, the most common type of roofing material, generally last 15 to 30 years. Wood shingles have a lifespan of about 25 years. Other materials, such as rubber and metal, can last even longer.

How Maintenance Can Influence Your Roof’s Lifespan

Your roof, like other parts of your house, needs routine maintenance. It should be inspected twice a year so that problems can be caught and addressed early before they cause major damage. If you don’t feel comfortable climbing on the roof to conduct an inspection, you can hire a roofing contractor.

Many homeowners neglect to have their roofs inspected on a regular basis. It’s easy to not think about the roof when things seem to be fine. 

Loose shingles and other forms of damage can allow water to gradually seep in and damage framing, insulation, and other materials. If a roof isn’t inspected regularly and those types of issues aren’t detected early, they can grow worse over time. 

When it gets to the point that the roof is leaking, an inspection can reveal a major problem. The repair bill can easily be thousands of dollars, and the roof may even need to be replaced. In many cases, these types of scenarios can be avoided through routine inspections and maintenance.

How Weather Can Affect Your Roof

A strong storm with fierce winds and hail can cause significant damage to a roof. If a severe storm strikes your area, you should have a contractor inspect your roof. Even if you don’t see any damage from the ground, a professional roofer who takes a closer look may spot an issue. Having the roof repaired when a problem isn’t too serious can prevent a major problem down the road.

Have Your Roof Inspected and Get an Estimate for Repairs or Replacement

Getting the roof on your Connecticut home inspected regularly, catching a problem in the early stages, and addressing it promptly can help your roof lasts for decades and can help you avoid the major expense of a roof replacement. If your roof is due for an inspection, or if a severe storm strikes your area, contact JS and R Roofing. If we detect a problem, we can tell you if it can be repaired or if the roof needs to be replaced, and we can give you a written estimate. Contact us today to schedule a roof inspection.