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Champaign Roofing: Article About Average Lifespan Of A Roof

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Numerous variables come into play when assessing the projected lifespan of a roof. A Champaign roofing specialist can give a homeowner a clear and accurate projection of the lifespan for the proposed project.

One of the first considerations when determining the lifespan of a roof is the type of shingles that will be used. Based on the type of shingles used, a residential roof can last anywhere from 15 years to the lifetime of the home. For instance, asphalt shingles can last anywhere from 15 to 18 years. On the other hand, concrete tile has a life expectancy as high as 35 to 50 years. The average lifespan is only an estimate that is based on the average conditions homes are subject to on a daily basis.

Many factors exist that have the potential to affect the lifespan of a roof. This means that the life of the roof can vary tremendously from the expected average lifestyle based on the type of roofing used and the climate. Something as simple as color has the potential to limit the life expectancy of a roof. A darker colored roof will absorb more heat, subsequently shortening the life of the roof. A roof that is absorbing an exceptional amount of heat will be subject to cracking and splitting that will decrease the roof's lifespan.

A roofing expert from Roofs By Rodger of Champaign IL would be happy to answer any question you have about roof replacement or siding.

Roofs that have higher pitches tend to last longer. When a roof has a higher pitch, it has a tendency to deflect heavy rain and hail. Because of this advantageous posture, the higher pitch roofs have a significantly longer lifespan. Another component that has the capacity to impact the expected life of a roof is the quality of the materials used during the roofing process. No matter what style is being used, if the quality of the material used is substandard, it will negatively affect the life expectancy of the roof. Substandard material will crack, split and erode at a more rapid pace than the material of a higher quality; therefore, the roof will need to be replaced much sooner.

Because so many different variables can influence the life of a roof, it is important to sit down with a professional to discuss all of the details of the project. All the elements involved in determining a roof's lifespan can be considered when choosing the pitch, material, style and color of a new roof. Sticking to a maintenance plan also will maximize the life of any roofing material.

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