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How Long You Can Expect Your Vancouver Residential Roof to Last

July 28th, 2017 | in General Roof Info

In ensuring the structural safety of your residential building, it's important that you pay close attention to your roofing system and its performance. Learning more on the lifetime performance of your roofing system can help you evaluate your building needs and create precise budgets to ensure the property is safe.

To guide you in learning more on roofing system performance, our Laurentian Roofing residential roofing experts in Vancouver highlight the elements that determine the lifetime performance of roofing systems.

· Material Type

An essential element in determining the lifetime value of a roofing system is the material from which the roof is constructed. For example, the average asphalt shingle roof will last approximately 18 years while treated wood shingles can last up to 30 years under favorable conditions. This means it's important to consider the type of material available when selecting upcoming installation options. Your local residential roofing team in Vancouver can explain the differences between each of the available options.

· Maintenance Schedule

Another critical consideration in determining lifetime roofing performance is the maintenance schedule

for the roof. If you only have your roof undergo maintenance once every five years, it's unlikely you’ll be

able to achieve maximum performance from the system. Residential roofing companies in

Vancouver recommend annual maintenance to determine the structural quality of the roofing system.

· Response to Maintenance Requirements

When you delay in responding to chips or damage to your roof, you could be limiting the

lifetime of your roofing system significantly since it takes just a small amount of damage to expose your roof structure. Once exposed to elements such as moisture and wind, the rest of the

roof is more likely to become separated from the structure, causing the potential breakdown of

the roof. By investigating potential roofing issues immediately, and getting prompt guidance from a

specialist, you can safeguard your roof for the coming years.

· Repair Quality

The quality of the repair work completed on the roofing system is another important consideration

In determining lifetime system value. Property owners that work with unqualified companies may find their roofing system failing quickly. It's important to research companies closely and consider their market reputation before choosing their maintenance services.


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