Your roof is your home’s first protection against the elements and is one of the most significant investments you can make. A structurally sound, durable roof can bring you peace of mind for many, many years. Especially here in Denver where the weather can swing from one extreme to another, the quality of your roof is of the utmost importance.
You may be wondering what the lifespan of a roof is. Either you moved into a house with a questionable roof, and you’re wondering how much longer it will last, or you know it’s time to replace your roof based on your home’s age. Whatever the case, we can help.
The average lifespan of a roof depends on the roofing material and how it was installed.
Here are the averages for lifespan of a roof:
- Asphalt Shingles, 3-tab – 15 to 18 years
- Asphalt Shingles, Architectural – 24 to 30 years
- Galvalume (metal) – 30 to 45 years
- Concrete Tile – 35 to 50 years
- Built-Up or Modified Bitumen – 10 to 16 years
- EPDM (rubber) – 10 to 16 years
Again, these average estimates are based on “average”
Spring is here now, with summer is right on its heels! This is the time of year to think about the harsh reality of wildfires in Colorado. If you are looking for an extra measure of protection for your home, start with your roof. While it is impossible to completely “fireproof” a roof, you CAN replace your roofing with fire-resistant materials. This one choice may prevent a fire from completely devastating your home.
Read on for more about these fire-resistant roofing materials:
Denver is thawing out!
The past few days have been up in the 50s making it feel almost tropical compared to the teens and 20s from the past few weeks.
Now is the perfect time to assess your home’s gutters and determine if they need to be repaired or replaced before any more snow falls or before the spring rains start.
When to Replace Your Gutters
The average life span for gutters is estimated at 20 years for galvanized steel or aluminum gutters, and 50 years for copper gutters, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Whether your gutters’ lifespan has expired, or weather conditions have just been particularly harsh, here are 12 signs your gutters need replacing:
- Water is leaking into your basement. Clogged, damaged, or worn gutters are main reasons for basement leaks.
- Mold in your basement. Leaky gutters create moisture in your basement, which leads to mold growth.
- Problems with your home’s foundation. Gutters that are clogged or leaking water towards your foundation instead of directing
At A & H Roofing, we like to stay on top of trends in the roofing industry and pass them on to our customers so you are informed and aware of all the roofing options available to you.
The International Roofing Expo is taking place this week in New Orleans, and one of the exciting developments to come out of this expo is the debut of a new roofing material by Johns Manville.
Johns Manville is a leading supplier of commercial roofing products. Their new product is called the SeamFree™ PMMA Liquid Membrane roofing system.
The new SeamFree™ PMMA Liquid Membrane roofing system includes a full portfolio of PMMA-based products that combine to form a versatile membrane system for use in a variety of applications ideal for plaza decks, garden roofs, roofs with many penetrations, small roofs and irregular shaped roofs.
“We have taken notice of trends in the market,” said Mandy Schweitzer, Product Manager, Johns Manville. “The SeamFree PMMA Liquid Membrane roofing system is our answer to this shift in architecture. This product is part of JM’s commitment to creating valuable, progressive roofing solutions