No one wants to be hit with expensive repair costs when it comes to something as vital as your home’s roof. While you may be able to put off a few other home improvement projects, you can’t go without a roof during the cold days of winter. That’s why it’s important to prevent any roof failures before they happen.
So, how do you know when you should replace your homes roof? There’s no easy answer to this question. Instead, you’ll have to take into account your homes roofing material, maintenance history, and any signs of damage or deterioration into account. That’s why Pacific Home & Patio would like to provide you with the following information concerning Boise roofing projects.
Boise Roofing Materials
Asphalt shingles (composite shingles) are often a popular roofing material option for Treasure Valley homeowners. This is mainly due to their affordability and can last up to 15-20 years or longer with periodic maintenance.
Metal roofing comes in different varieties including aluminum, steel, copper, and tin and zinc. Depending on the metal materials used they can last between 40-70 years with proper care. They are also very low maintenance compared to other roofing material. However, metal roofing is much more costly than other roofing options.
Tile roofs often last between 50-100 years. They stand up well against things like UV damage, insects, and rot. However, they can be fragile and don’t hold up well to any foot traffic or sharp impacts from extreme weather. They are easily spotted throughout the Southwest due to their deep orange-red hue of clay and terracotta colors.
Slate roofs, on the other hand, can last up to 150 years if they are well maintained, putting them in an entirely different class of roofing materials. However, slate roofs can be much more expensive than other available roofing materials.
Factors That Affect Roof Lifespan
Choosing the right materials for your Boise roofing project is only half the battle. Another important aspect of preserving the lifespan of your roof is choosing experienced, trustworthy professionals to install it. Even if a roof is constructed of the best materials it will fail if the installers are unfamiliar with the products used or do a sloppy job laying out and securing the shingles.
You will also have to maintain your roof just like you do any other component of your home. This primarily entails of scheduling regular roof maintenance with professionals like Pacific Home & Patio every few years. Our experts can inspect your roof for any signs of damage that you may have missed and make appropriate repairs. You’ll also want to make sure you keep your roof clean and free of debris.
Signs Your Roof Is Failing
Even if you think you have an idea of when you need to take on your Boise roofing project, it’s important to keep your eyes out for any signs of roof damage. Extreme weather or a fallen tree branch can easily damage an otherwise sturdy roof. That’s why it’s important not to solely rely on your roofs projected lifespan when making the decision of whether to repair or replace it.
Below are a few signs that may indicate you need a roof replacement:
- Missing shingles
- Curled, buckled, or misshapen shingles.
- Worn-looking shingles
- Cracks in the roof material
- Old or rusted flashing
- Daylight streaming into your attic from the roof
- Neighbors replacing their roofs
- Roof sagging
Your Boise Roofing Project
At Pacific Home & Patio, we provide our customers with expert inspection, repairs, and installation with their Boise roofing projects. We’ve been serving Treasure Valley residents for over 50 years. If you’re looking for roofing, siding, or window replacements, you can trust our specially trained contractors to get the job done right. Contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 376-0000 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.