Increase The Lifespan Of Your Roof
It’s easy to say that not all roofs are created equal especially if the age of the roofs varies, and if the materials used are of different substances. Tile roofs and metal roofs for instance usually last more than three to even four times as long as a conventional asphalt roof and there are different durability ratings on these types of materials as well. Also, the contractor employed to install these types of roofs can play a large part in the roofs ability to withstand the elements especially in a Floridian climate.
So, what is the average age of an asphalt roof? Somewhere between 15 and 30 years. And why is the range of life expectancy on these types of roofing materials so wide? First of all, there is a significant difference between different manufactures and their products. There is also a distinct difference in the 3 different grades of asphalt tile shingles to choose from. The lowest tier is a 3-tab shingle, cheaper in cost and lifespan. Second is a dimensional shingle and the top-of-the-line asphalt shingle is what is referred to as a luxury or premium shingle. Each one of these types of shingles has a durability rating and a life expectancy which accounts for the range of years.
Florida’s Climate and Elements Contribute to Your Roofs Lifespan
Since roofs are the top-layer and protective barrier designed to protect a building, they are the first line of defense against all of the element’s nature can throw at them. From excessive sunlight to rain, to wind, to hail, to heat, humidity, moisture and debris, roofs need to be routinely inspected for any damage that can be caused by the before mentioned climatic issues. But every roof in a specific area will sustain similar wear so why do similar types of shingles wear at different intervals?
- Trees and overhanging branches pose the largest threat to causing damage and dropping debris on a roof. Without proper maintenance consisting of dead tree branch trimming and the removal of tree debris collecting on roofs, living growth can develop and undermine the tile shingle structure. As this debris sits on a tile roof, mold, algae and water can collect and soften the materials causing early degradation.
- Damaged shingles, from any number of sources can under mind the roofing substructure, causing it to decay and rot over time.
- Gutters that are clogged or improperly installed can develop a slow drain water field which will put additional stress on a roof.
What is the Number One Most Important Factor When Installing a New Roof?
By far the most important factor when it comes to maintaining, repairing or installing a new roof is the roofing contractor you choose to complete the job. At Sunrise Roofing we have an image and reputation to uphold and only provide the needed services to remediate any roofing issue or any size job, residential or commercial. With over 25 years of general contractor and roofing contractor experience, it’s easy to see why our customers place so much trust in our services.
If you are looking for a high-quality roofer that utilizes only the highest quality materials look no further. We offer free roofing inspections for repairs and reroofing installations. Give us a call at 904-323-1929. We specialize in all types of roof repair and re-roof installations for asphalt shingle, metal and our specialty, Spanish or ceramic tile roofs. Our offices are located in Jacksonville Beach but we service the entire North Florida area.