Are you a new homeowner? If so, you likely have lots of questions about how your roofing system works, how long it should last and how often it should be maintained. For this blog post we wanted to share some of the most common FAQs about roofing materials.

How long should my roof last?

The lifespan of your roofing system will depend on several factors, such as the quality of the workmanship, the materials you have atop of your home, and whether you take the proper steps to maintain your roofing system. For example, if you suspect your roof has started to leak (or it appears that moss has started to grow on your roofing materials) you’ll want to call a roofer right away.  In terms of roofing materials, if you have an asphalt shingle roof, that should last between 20-25 years, whereas clay tile roofs (and concrete tile roofs) can last anywhere between 50-199 years.  As we’ve noted in the past, one of the most important things you can do to ensure your roof lasts as long as possible is to have it inspected at least twice a year (you will also want to have it checked after each major storm.). If the roofing contractor determines that one or more repairs needs to be made, they’ll alert you as to their findings.

What’s the average cost to reroof a home?

This is a very hard question to ask because the cost to reroof your home will depend on a lot of factors, such as the size of your roof, the type of roofing materials you use, and the experience level of the contractor you hire to do the job. Our best advice is to get three separate quotes from three licensed, bonded, and insured roofing contractors. Before you decide which quote to go with, research each company extensively. Check their online reviews and read the comments that prior customers have left on their social media pages. This will ensure you choose the company that’s best suited for the job.

In closing

If you have additional questions about how long your roofing system should last or you’d like to schedule an appointment for a free roof inspection, we can help. Call Kleinberger Corporation today to speak with a customer care agent in your area. What are you waiting for? Call us today to get started.