On their own, a roofing system installed by reputable roofing companies, no matter what material, can last a considerable amount of time. Lifespans can vary from 15 to 30, up to over 100 years. Regardless of how long its estimated lifespan is, most of these systems share a few vulnerabilities. Addressing these weak points early on will not only add a couple of additional years to its service, but will also guarantee good performance throughout its life.
For homes with a shingled roof, the individual shingle tabs can be prone to a number of problems. As a whole, they are your primary defense against the elements, but they can be vulnerable to individual damage, especially from high winds, hail impact and other weather-related events. Additionally, the nails, flashings and fasteners that hold the shingles in place can also be potential weak points in a system.
A roofing system is more than just the shingles, shakes and tiles that comprise its exterior. The wooden beams that support the deck assembly are also important parts of any roof. Unfortunately, these parts are vulnerable to damage caused by excessive moisture. You can minimize these types of problems by making sure that your attic is well-ventilated and insulated.
Speaking of attics, this area can be the source of a number of problems in your roof. Proper attic planning is often a part of a commercial or church roof installation, but they are very often neglected in residential projects. Discuss with your contractor attic ventilation to avoid any issues with poor attic construction and care.
At Treadlite Roofing, we are your leading provider of roof repair, installation and maintenance services. Give us a call at (910) 758-2044, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Fayetteville, NC.