Roper Roofing & Solar, a residential and commercial roofing company from Denver, is appealing to new and existing customers to start saving up for a new roof if their current roof has lasted its expected lifespan or has been able to survive for much longer than for the period that it was intended.
The blog post says that even the most high-quality, long-lasting roofs are susceptible to failing once they reach the end of their lifespan. A roof that has serviced a home for a few decades is bound to fail as that is just the nature of roofing materials. Add on top of this the unpredictability of adverse weather events and there is no guarantee whether a home’s roof will last through the next heavy downpour or thunderstorm. Therefore, the best strategy, according to the blog post, is to start saving up for a new roof as time may have already run out on the current one and it could be ready to give way at any moment.
A spokesperson for the company talks about the need for planning for roof repair and restoration for new homeowners by saying, “When you buy a property, you don’t expect to have to do any repairs immediately. It is hard to fathom a major home renovation expense when you have just moved into a new home. However, if you have bought an older property and not inquired about when the roof was last replaced, you are in for a surprise when you run into your first roof leak or notice moisture inside the walls of the attic or the rooms on the home’s highest level. It can be an unexpected burden to allocate emergency funds for a roof repair but that is just how roofing materials tend to behave when they reach the end of their life. Their reliability drops off a cliff once they have been installed for a few decades, depending on the type of roofing materials. So, if you have moved into a house that is not newly constructed, you should anticipate having to pay for a new roof in the first 5 to 10 years of your residence and start saving up for it.”
The Roper Roofing & Solar blog post then explains the reason behind the prevailing perception that roofs can last a long time by saying that many Canada-based roofing material manufacturers have done exceptionally well in their research and providing customers with value-for-money solutions. Many of their short-term roofing materials end up surviving and helping customers have a roof capable of lasting for more than three decades. This creates the impression that a roof will continue to last for much longer than it is capable of. The blog post says that putting blind faith in roofing materials without the assurance of an inspection to back up the assumption is an extremely high-risk move since the materials can perform poorly and disintegrate anytime within a month or a year beyond their expected lifespan.
The blog post then talks about the most popular roofing materials out there currently. Asphalt shingles are the most popular solution due to the balance they strike between cost and durability. However, they are not the most cost-effective roofing solution, they don’t always perform as well as other materials would, and they don’t last as long. They also don’t provide insulation like other products on the market and they can be less capable of weathering large storms. However, some advantages of asphalt shingles are that they come in multiple colors and styles and are very affordable. The blog post then draws attention to clay and concrete tiles. They are extremely heavy but they last a very long time and rarely need to be replaced. They are made from non-combustible materials and are very energy-efficient. However, their heft and weight make them difficult to install, they don’t work in all climates, and they often require additional framing for installation.
For more information about Roper Roofing & Solar, contact the company here:
Roper Roofing & Solar
795 McIntyre St. Suite 303,
Golden, CO 80401