Depending on the material and quality of your roofing, its life span can range from 10 to 25 years on average. However, varying factors can still affect the longevity of your roof. In this post, CQ Roofing discusses some of the most common reasons for roof failure. We also share a few tips on how you can ensure your roofing will last through its expected life span.
Common Reasons for Roof Failure
Roofing contractors typically warn about these usual culprits behind roof failure.
- Subpar installation – Roof installation quality is critical to the longevity of your roofing system. That is why it’s important to get to know the roofer you’re hiring. Mistakes during the installation process can result in serious problems in the long run.
- Faulty materials – Ensure that the materials to be used for your roofing do not have any manufacturing defect. Otherwise, your roof may easily give in to severe winds and hail storms.
- Poor roof design – Study the pros and cons of various types of roof design. Take note that there are particular designs that may require special attention, such as low-slope roofs.
- Roof traffic – Keep in mind that roofs are not meant to be walked on. If stepping on the surface of your roof is really necessary (for instance, during roof repair), make sure that the roofers will do so cautiously. Walking on the roof may compromise the material and lead to permanent damage.
The Importance of Roof Maintenance
When done regularly, a roof inspection can save you from so much trouble down the road. It enables you to discover any damage that could potentially affect your entire roofing system. Furthermore, it allows you to address the issue and restore the health of your roof.
Having a proper routine for roof maintenance can also go a long way in extending the life of your roofing system. Consult with a professional regarding an appropriate maintenance program for your roof. Also, don’t forget to document any maintenance or repairs done on your roofing.
CQ Roofing has been in business since 1999. Whether you need help with roof repairs or new construction, rest assured that we can deliver quality service. Call us at (850) 683-4169 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Crestview, FL.