A Roof’s Cycle Through The Years

Roofing materials age and go through an enormous transformation after their first three years. Depending on your material, the removed roofing materials will head to recycling centers where they’re broken down and resold as raw materials for high-quality manufacturers.

Here’s the typical life cycle of roofs.

First Year

During your roofing material’s first year, it functions perfectly as you would expect. It can protect you against hailstorms, snowstorms, and even windstorms depending on its density. Having a yearly maintenance service from reliable Clinton Township, MI roofers will help extend your roof’s lifespan and ensure its functionality through the next few years.

5 Years

Most roofs start to see minor deterioration 3-5 years after you’ve installed your roofing material. After several changing seasons, the roof’s composition starts to show signs of wear and tear. Fortunately, roofer maintenance services can help preserve its condition for the next five more years.

10 Years

You’ll most likely see some severe wear and tear on some parts of your roof. Pooled water damages is especially visible after its ten years of roofing service. Your roofing maintenance frequency will have increased to twice a year after ten years to make sure you can reduce the possible severe damages that can spread throughout your roof.

15 Years

In 15 years, your roof can suffer from much more severe conditions due to the higher damages and wear it faces. Roofing maintenance can still help fix minor issues, but you might need to always be at the ready to call your roofer for emergency repairs.

20 Years Onwards

After 20 years, your roof will most likely be in poor condition. Cracking and blistering is much more frequent, increasing your need for maintenance services. Roofers may also recommend that you replace your entire roof in the next 3-5 years.

Learn more from Eustis Roofing on how to take care of your roofs with roofing maintenance.

Save Money on Roof Repair

There are a few things that will necessitate your roof having to be repaired. The scariest and most surprising repairs come from after severe storms or freak accidents. These damages are, of course, anxiety-inducing because they can come out of nowhere and be expensive to repair. The other form of damage is a lot less sudden but far more common. Minor damages, such as small leaks and missing shingles, occur over time. These minor damages can be spotted by roofers performing regular maintenance and can be repaired quickly and cheaply. And it is prudent that you tackle these minor damages early because, over time, they will become major ones if left alone.

Increase Roof Lifespan

The importance of roof maintenance revolves around making your roof last and therefore keeping money in your wallet. Roof maintenance takes care of minor problems that, when stacked, begin to weaken the integrity of your roof. As your roof degrades, its efficiency at beating off the elements lessens dramatically, making intense, sudden damage all the more unavoidable. Now, replacing a roof is a very expensive endeavor, but routine maintenance is not. By keeping up with the maintenance of your roof, you can count on it staying intact and durable for decades and avoid an early roof replacement.

Keep Your Gutters Clean

Gutters are important to keeping the foundation of your home intact, especially in a rainy state like Florida. They work by carrying the water safely off your roof and onto the ground, away from the edges of your home’s foundation, but water isn’t the only thing that finds its way into your gutters. Leaves, twigs, and dirt carried by the wind can make their way into your gutters, creating dams and blocking the water from flowing freely downward. This pooled water can damage your roof and introduce leaks and damaging moisture to the upper structures of your home. Proper roof maintenance ensures that your gutters are filled with detritus and prevents any future flooding from happening. Healthy gutters lead to a healthy roof. (Continue reading)

You can always count on us at Miller’s Home Improvement to provide the best roofing services for your property. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.