When you’re out shopping for a new roof, you’ll often hear roofing contractors throw the term “lifespan” around to describe how long a roof will last. The best-designed roofs with superior materials typically have the longest lifespans, but even these are not invincible. There’s no roofing system that can last indefinitely and the main reason for this is wear and tear.
Why do roofs wear out? Read on to find out.
While roofs are meant to shield us from the sun’s harmful UV rays, these same rays cause the highest amount of damage to roofing shingles. You’ll notice the effects of UV rays whenever you call for a roof repair service. Constant exposure to this type of radiation breaks down the asphalt molecules, gradually causing the roof to lose its strength and durability.
The sun’s heat can also do a number on your roofing system. The materials used to produce roofing shingles can withstand high amounts of heat, but even they have their limits. Daily exposure to temperature changes accelerates the damage that UV rays cause. Of course, this process happens slowly over the course of decades.
Not Enough Maintenance
Roofing systems require regular maintenance to remain in good shape. Neglecting to have your roof professionally inspected and maintained on a regular basis can result in the need for premature roof replacement.
For all your roof repair, installation and maintenance needs, turn to the professionals at Residential Concerns. Give us a call at (770) 284-8630 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and get a free estimate today.