The roof, the roof… the roof might need replacing. According to Forbes, the average lifespan of a new roof is between 30-100 years. There are many factors to consider to keep a roof in good condition and long-lasting. The endurance of a roof can differ according to its material, insulation rating, ventilation system, and of course, its exposure to unpredictable outdoor weather conditions.
According to U.S. News and World Report, below are the materials and expiration for roofs:
● Slate, copper, and tile roofs can last more than 50 years
● Wood shake roofs can last about 30 years
● Fiber cement shingles last about 25 years
● Asphalt shingles last about 20 years
Being in Oklahoma, it’s important to remember that severe storms, wind, and weather take a considerable toll on your roof. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) notes that while the average lifespan of some roofs is 20 years, roofs in severe hail-prone areas often must be replaced every 7 to 10 years, according to insurance industry data.
Roofing red flags are shingles that no longer lay flat against the roof, mold, leaks, water spots, and other visible damage. Routine visual checks are critical for a homeowner. Minor maintenance repairs are always better for your checkbook and roof health vs. the alternative of repairing extensive neglected damage. Investing in quality-durable materials and products installed by a trusted contractor can make all the difference over time.
Everyone in the neighborhood notices a bad roof. It’s said to be one of your home’s most prominent features. An old and damaged roof could make it harder to sell your home for a reasonable price, but replacing your roof can be a serious investment for your home and family. While you may not always recover the investment, you made on a new roof, getting a fair deal for your house can make it much more manageable. Consider the value of your home as-is, what it’d be like with a new roof, the market conditions, and current costs for roof replacements in your area.
The McCanns Roofing & Construction team is professionally trained to complete inspection of all damaged areas. With your authorization, our representative will meet with the insurance adjuster and work to ensure all damages are repaired or replaced. (Remember, the adjuster represents the insurance company, not YOU!) We will work hard to protect you and your investment.
Contact us today to discuss roof replacement and financing options, or schedule a visit!
One call does it all, (405) 259-9998 McCann’s Roofing & Construction.