We’d like them to last forever, but your roof has a life expectancy, generally no more than 20-25 years (asphalt shingle – other materials, such as slate, which is quite costly, last longer). With some general maintenance, DuPage County residents can prevent leaks, total roof system failure and protect everything under it. However, one day that roof will need a complete replacement, so the big question is – “what will it cost?”
The most popular roofing systems involve asphalt shingles, and most homeowners can count on that roof to remain intact and protecting everything underneath it for at least 20 years, barring massive storms.
The roof system on your house has an important job – it protects everything that makes your house a home. Unfortunately, your roof won’t last forever and there will be signs along the way that prove that your roof has is not immortal, so to speak. In many cases, these are issues that can be repaired, but as your roof ages, it becomes apparent at some point that a new system is in your near future.
Do your home get pummeled over the summer by hailstorms? Is your home’s siding 25-plus years old? Or, are you just looking to upgrade the look of your home? Regardless of your reason for taking on a new siding project, there are important questions to ask before you dive in, so let’s take a look at some of them.