Factors That Determine How Long Your Asphalt Roof Lasts

Asphalt roofs are generally expected to last about 20 to 25 years when properly maintained. Each roof ages differently from another, however, depending on a number of factors that may accelerate or slow down shingle weathering.

Severe Weather

All roofs are susceptible to damage as it ages and especially during severe weather occurrences. Make sure that your roof is properly inspected after a storm and particularly after the winter season, instances when moisture damage is most likely to occur. Extreme temperatures can cause quicker shingle deterioration, so, if you live in a hot climate, for instance, expect your roof to lose a bit of color over time.

Installation Expertise

A reason your roof may not stand up well to severe weather is poor installation. No matter how expensive your roofing materials might be, your roofer’s lack of expertise will prove detrimental to your home at the end of the day. A company like Garlock-French Corporation that is manufacturer-certified and can boast decades of experience in roofing installation and maintenance should be your primary choice.

Shingle Quality

How well your roof does throughout any season and how soon it might require extensive repairs or replacement rely heavily upon the quality of its shingles. Asphalt roofing may be an economical roofing option, but that doesn’t mean you ought to pick the cheapest products you can find. Look up product reviews and specifications along with manufacturer warranties to make a more informed choice.

If you want more great advice on how to keep your asphalt roof in good condition for longer, let Garlock-French Corporation assist you. We are a recognized expert in installing and maintaining various residential roofing systems, including asphalt, slate, tile and metal roofing. We are a GAF Master Elite® contractor and offer a wide range of product options with reliable warranties. Give us a call at (612) 722-7129 in Minneapolis, MN.