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Factors Affecting a Roof's Life

It’s important to know your roof’s expected life span if you want it to last as long as possible. Some factors can greatly affect how your roof fares throughout the years, and being able to control and address these factors is important in getting the most out of your roofing.

How do you know the ways to maintain your roof? Hader Solutions is staffed by roofing contractors that have been in the business of installing and maintaining roofs, and educating homeowners on proper roof maintenance. Here are the main factors that affect how long your roof lasts.

Material Used

Depending on the material you used for your roof, you can expect it to last anywhere between five years and a few decades. Asphalt shingles usually give a good number of years, but the material may not be suited to your area and climate. Contact roofing contractors in your area to know which materials are best for your home.

Weather and Sun Exposure

It’s difficult to get rid of these factors, as storms and heat waves are controlled by mother nature, and all you are left to do is hope your roof can handle the weather. If you’re afraid of how rain, snow, sleet, and hail can damage your roof, make sure to ask for advice from a professional like Hader Solutions. Roofing materials differ in how long they can withstand exposure to heat and cold.

Slant of the Roof

The pitch of your roof can also affect how well it lasts throughout the years. If your roof is nearly flat, you can expect water and moisture buildup. You can prevent this by being vigilant and scheduling regular maintenance and cleaning. Installing high quality gutters will help draw the water away from the roof.

Proper Installation

If you had a professional install or repair your roof, then you’re in luck. They know what they’re doing. Make sure you check their past work, certifications, and experience before you let them work on your roofing.

Give Hader Solutions a call at (513) 612-9201 today to find out how you can enhance your roof’s life span in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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