Are roof repairs just not enough to keep your roof in working order? If so, a new roof may be your only option. However, the only ways to truly know if your roof needs replacing is to have it professionally inspected. You may be surprised to learn that more than half of the time it is found that a roof does not need replacement.
What is the Most Common Type of Roofing Material?
For residential roofs, asphalt shingles are the roofing material of choice. Asphalt shingles provide several benefits, including:
- Maintenance: Asphalt shingles are not only durable, but they require little maintenance.
- Weight: Asphalt shingles are extremely lightweight.
- Cost: Because asphalt singles are manufactured in bulk, they are typically cheaper than many homeowners expect.
- Curb Appeal: Asphalt shingles give your home an instant curb appeal.
How important is Roof Ventilation?
Ventilation is very important! Proper attic ventilation allows a continuous flow of outside air through your attic by balancing air intake (at your eaves or soffits) and air exhaust (at or near your roof ridge) according to specific formula. This is beneficial for many reasons, including:
- Prevents Excessive Heat: Too much heat can be a very bad thing for your asphalt shingles. Excessive heat in your attic bakes asphalt shingles and other roof components causing them to age and fail prematurely.
- Prevents Excessive Moisture: Excessive moisture can weaken the wood decking that supports your roof. Over time this leads to structural failure.
- Roof Longevity: Proper ventilation helps keep your roof in working order.
- Warranty Compliance: Proper ventilation is a warranty requirement of all the major shingle manufacturer 9 out of 10 homes in North America do not have proper attic ventilation. Is your home one of them?
How long will my New Roof Last?
Typically, asphalt roofs last 25 years or more with proper maintenance.
Garner Roofing: Your Source for your next Baltimore Roof Replacement
When the need to replace your roof arises, it is important to choose a contractor you can rely on for good advice and quality workmanship. At Garner Roofing, our representatives and installers are factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified. So why would you call anyone else?