Your property’s roof is one of the most crucial parts of the building and is essential in keeping you safe and protected from the elements. That is why it is vital you utilize high-quality materials and a professional installer to ensure that it can last as long as possible.
However, there are a number of factors that can reduce the lifespan of your roof, and some of the key factors include:
Where your property is located is one of the most significant contributing factors to increasing or decreasing the lifespan of your roof. If you regularly face fluctuating weather, or a harsh environment, then you might need to repair and replace your roof more frequently.
Weather is a major cause of damage. The UV rays from extensive sunlight can cause can cause your tiles to crack and weaken, while strong winds can damage tiles or even remove them completely. Heavy rain is also highly damaging and can cause significant water damage to your property’s foundations.
Infestations from pests can see them gnawing through your roof and creating structural problems or requiring large parts of your roof to be replaced. Equally as damaging are nearby trees, which can cause damage as branches snap off in adverse weather.
Although roofs are relatively low maintenance, you do still need to carry out some care each year. This includes things like cleaning your gutters, repairing any damage, and carrying out annual inspections.
As experts in roofing, we cover both commercial and residential properties, so if you want to maximize your roof’s longevity, require repairs on your existing roof, or you are in need of a full replacement, get in touch with our experienced and friendly team today.