An undamaged roof is the most important part of your house, even more so than anything else. This is the reason why most homeowners want to get it right when it comes to installation and repairs.
A roof in poor shape could lead to leaks, mold, and mildew development, among other things. But a structurally-sound roof provides comfort for you and your family and makes your home energy-efficient. It also increases your home’s curb appeal, which also leads to higher home value, learn more.
Periodic inspection and preventive maintenance should be done at least twice a year to prolong the service life of a roof system and keep costs down. If not done regularly, roofs will have a shorter life span compared with one maintained with proper care.
Why Go With Yorkshire Roofing?
Whether you need help in maintaining or replacing your roofs, we at Yorkshire Roofing can be your lifetime partner in keeping your residential or commercial roofing system in tip-top shape.
We have the track-record and reputation to back us up. We have installed over 10,000 roofs and have over 120 years of combined experience in the roofing industry.
- In business since 1988
- Over 120 years of combined experience
- Certified installer for many manufacturing partners
- Competitive pricing and excellent service
Frequently asked questions
Per the latest study conducted in the subject, the average cost of a new roof ranges from $5,349 to $10,686. The amount may be higher or lower based on location. It is also highly dependent on the price of the materials and labor.
The most typical indication of a roof problem is leakage. If you notice that water or moisture begins to seep into your attic or ceiling, it is time to have your roof inspected thoroughly.
There are, however, a lot of signs that show if your roof has issues. Factors such as age, materials, exposure to harsh elements, are all critical.
Another thing you can look into is the age of your roof. The average lifespan of roofs is dependent on the type of materials used. As a homeowner, you should know important information, such as the materials of your roof and its date of installation. If your roof is nearing its end of life, problems will begin to show. Aside from these, you can also check your roof for visible damage or defects. If you are using shingles, you will notice that the shingles may be misaligned or decaying. For those using a metal roof, you can check if the paint of the metal is starting to chip off.
As architecture and design evolve, more materials are being used now for roof construction. The most common are the following:
All of these are durable materials good enough to last. Some are tougher than others and more expensive. Some allow for more decorative leeway than other types. It depends on the homeowner which material he wants, based on his preference.
The answer to this question varies for each type of material used.
- Roof made out of slate, copper, and tile can last more than half a century.
- A roof made with fiber cement shingles will last for 25 years. Composite roofs usually last for 20 years.
However, even if the suggested lifespan of a roof can reach decades, its actual lifespan depends on how homeowners take care of their roofs. Weather is also a critical factor. Roofs that are exposed to more harsh weather conditions are expected to have a shorter lifespan.
A roofing job is extremely difficult. Without proper training and protective equipment, it can lead to accidents and injuries. Repairing a roof by yourself is not recommended unless you are a trained roof technician. What you can do instead is minimal clean-up for your roof. Use extended cleaning brushes and sturdy ladders to clean up parts of the roof that are easily accessible. For major repairs, maintenance, and installation works, call a professional instead.
A roofing job is difficult in itself. Without proper work conditions, it can be more dangerous and challenging. With that said, the best time to get a roofing job done is when the weather is neither too hot nor cold. Aim to schedule your roofing job when the temperature is between 50 to 60 degrees F, and when the weather is not too windy nor sunny.
Yorkshire Roofing: Keeping your Roofing System in Tip-top Shape
Yorkshire Roofing is the leading company when it comes to quality roofing job. We are a certified installer for many of our manufacturing partners, such as Owens Corning, GAF, and Boral Stone Coated Steel. In particular, Yorkshire Roofing is a Platinum Preferred Contractor for Owens Corning and Master Elite Contractor for GAF – an accreditation that not many contractors qualify for. These accreditations allow us to offer enhanced warranties to our clients that not only extend the standard product warranty but covers our workmanship by the manufacturer for an extended time. Go to our warranty page and look at our platinum warranty from Owens Corning and our Golden Pledge warranty from GAF
We are also members of the Better Business Bureau, National Roofing Contractors Association, Roofing Contractors Association of California, and many others.
With Yorkshire Roofing and RoofMax Solar, you and your home’s roofing system are in good hands. Give us a call, and we can start a long-time partnership.