A roof is one of the most important components of a home. If it is defective in any way, it could allow moisture or pests to infiltrate your property with ease. Of course, even if properly installed and maintained, a roof will not last forever.

Useful Life of Common Roofing Materials

Asphalt shingles will last for up to three decades if they are installed and maintained correctly. Metal roofs will last for at least 20 years under normal conditions and can last for up to 50 years if they are cared for properly. Slate, tile or other heavy-duty roofing materials can last for a century under the right conditions.

Weather Impacts Overall Useful Life

Roofs exposed to significant amounts of humidity will typically need to be repaired or replaced more often than those exposed to drier weather. Roofs that are subjected to salt, pollen or other debris in the air may also need to be replaced or repaired sooner than 20 or 30 years. Finally, if a roof is in an environment with extreme temperatures, snow or ice, that could also have an impact on its ability to remain in good condition.

The Importance of Roof Maintenance

Ideally, you will have your roof inspected once a year to remedy minor issues before they have a chance to spread. An inspection may catch the presence of loose or curling shingles, a clogged downspout or a roof leak. The team at Maryland Roofing Company in Severna Park conducts roof inspections and can fix any problems discovered as a result of an inspection.

We work on roofs made of asphalt, metal and other materials in a timely, affordable and friendly manner. If you are in need of roof repair or maintenance services, don’t hesitate to contact Maryland Roofing Company today!

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