Roof damage can speed up deterioration, and this damage occurs typically because of certain factors. Understanding these factors can help prolong your roof’s lifespan.
Here are the most common culprits:
Nature is and will always be your roofing system’s nemesis. The sun is the main culprit since it’s the ultimate source of heat and ultraviolet (UV) rays. Strong winds can blow your asphalt shingles off while the impact of hailstones can leave bruises on the surface and even lead to cracks. While there’s no escaping these forces of nature, it pays to look for red flags after the storm to address problems right away.
Subpar Installation Workmanship
Even the toughest roofs can begin to show signs of premature deterioration when their installation wasn’t done according to the highest standards. This is why you should only entrust the job to certified local roofers specializing in the product you want to buy.
If you’re in the market for a GAF roofing system, turn to Napolitano Roofing. We are a GAF-certified Weather Stopper® Roofing Contractor, and we’re rated by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Lack of maintenance shortens the lifespan of any roof. After all, the only way to repair problems in a timely manner is to identify them first. If your roofing system is more than 10 years old, scheduling an inspection yearly allows pros to evaluate its condition and fix urgent issues.
Proper maintenance can keep your roofing system in good shape throughout its expected service life, but it still won’t last forever. Even if you never experienced major leaks, strongly consider replacing your roof the moment it reaches its 25th year.
Napolitano Roofing can help you preserve the structural integrity of your roof. We also offer siding services. Call us now at (860) 265-4001, or fill out our online form to get your free estimate. We offer our services in East Hartford and Manchester, CT, and in other surrounding areas.