How Long Do You Want Your Roof To Last?
Consider the life span of the products that you want to install on your roof or exterior walls. Some materials are extremely durable and guaranteed to last 50 years or more, while others need to be replaced in as few as 12 years. If you have any questions, contact United Restoration in Colorado Springs for a free consultation.
Geographic Location Matters!
The longevity of some products is influenced by your geographic location. Salt air along the coasts has been notoriously damaging to wood siding products, and areas subjected to high winds are prone to roofing and siding materials blowing off. The way you care for your exterior also impacts its longevity. If you regularly paint your wood siding, immediately repair any roofing or siding damage, and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for each product, the materials will last longer. Colorado Springs weather can be brutal on roofs. We are constantly repairing hail damage and wind damage from Colorado weather. This is why it is important to contract with a trusted NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) member such as United Restoration.
Roofing Material Durability
Roofing: Slate, concrete, and clay tile are the most durable roofing products. They’re heavier than other materials, and usually have a lifetime warranty. Some slate and clay roofs have been known to last hundreds of years. Metal roofs, despite their light weight, are remarkably durable. Warranties vary by product and manufacturer, but warranties of 50 years or more are becoming standard. United Restoration Colorado Springs will consult with you on your roofing project if you choose to go the DIY route. United Restoration is quickly becoming one of Colorado Springs’ most trusted roofing contractors because of our honesty and commitment to customer satisfaction.
Wood Shakes, Asphalt Shingles, & Roll Roofing
Since wood shakes are available in different grades, their durability also differs. Top-quality shakes carry 50-year warranties, while the lower-end shakes last about 30 years. The life span of asphalt shingles also widely varies. They should last a minimum of 20 years, with the thicker, more durable architectural shingles guaranteed for up to 50 years. Roll roofing has the shortest life span, lasting between 6 and 12 years. United Restoration has the experience and know-how to install and repair residential and commercial roofs with these types of materials. This is especially important due to the severity of Colorado storms.
Siding Material Durability
Siding: Brick is generally considered the most durable product, and it can carry a warranty of more than 100 years. Stone and stucco sidings are also noted for their durability, and they generally carry 50-year warranties. Standard warranties for fiber cement siding are 50 years, too.
Although the life span of wood siding varies, depending on the species of wood, climate conditions, and amount of homeowner maintenance it receives, you should expect wood siding to last a minimum of 20 years. Some wood sidings can last well over 50 years. Vinyl siding is available in different thicknesses, from 0.035″ to 0.055″, with the thicker siding being the more durable and carrying lifetime warranties. The lighter-weight vinyl sidings are usually guaranteed to last between 30 and 50 years.
United Restoration in Colorado Springs
The installation, repair or replacement of a roof is an investment in the value of your home, and the homeowner should be equipped with the most comprehensive information available before deciding which options to use. Building contractors such as United Restoration Colorado Springs, who specialize in roofing have expertise in the various roofing materials as well as knowledge of the local conditions in Colorado Springs and other areas in Colorado, United Restoration understands the climate and problems particular to the region. A consultation with United Restoration will provide you, the homeowner with an inspection report and an estimate on the required work. Contact us today if you think your roof needs repair or replacement, the sooner you do, the better off you’ll be.