The average asphalt roof lasts anywhere from 15-20 years. Factors affecting the lifespan of your roof include the manufacturing process, installation methods, and techniques, proper (or improper) ventilation, as well as the climate and weather patterns where you live Harsh sun, heavy snow or rain, and hail can all negatively affect the lifespan of your roof. So when do you need to start regularly inspecting your roof?
This asphalt shingle has lost the majority of it’s granulation make it more susceptible to weather. It came off a client’s roof and was not visible from the ground. For the first 10 years of your roof, unless you notice a specific problem or a tree falls on it you can pretty much let it go. You want to keep an eye on it as the seasons change, but in general there is no need for inspections. After 10 years, most experts recommend inspecting your roof twice a year. Every Spring to ensure no damage occurred over the winter and again in the Fall to make sure it is in good condition for the coming cold weather and snow.
Our roof Expert uses chalk to identify areas of hail damage on a roof inspection. While you may be able to identify problems yourself from the ground, you will want an expert to come out at least once a year who can physically climb onto your roof and check common trouble spots and areas of concern up close. Is it time to have your roof inspected?
Working with a licensed contractor for your next roof inspection or replacement should give you peace of mind, every time. For more information, an exterior inspection, or service in Southern Wisconsin, contact Sunset Ridge Exteriors at 608-838-2500.