Unfortunately, a roof doesn’t last forever. No matter how well it was installed, or how often it is inspected, it will wear out some day and will need to be replaced. Atlas is adept at assessing whether it’s time to replace the roof or whether you can get more use from it via a thorough Atlas repair.
The expert team at Atlas will give you their reasoning. If they DO suggest you replace the roof, it won’t be because they didn’t explore less expensive options, such as professional repair. They just wouldn’t want you to have a compromised roof over your head – not for one minute!
It’s important for you to know that you’re making the right decision. Repair or replace the roof – let us give you our unbiased opinion.
How Long Can I Expect My Roof To Last?
Typically, roofs last about 20 years. There are some that last longer, and some that only last about 10 years, but you can be fairly certain that if you now have a roof that is 20 years or older, it could be coming to the end of its life.
Roof life spans vary – according to many factors. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, temperature extremes, rain, snow, ice, and wind all contribute to a roof aging more quickly. Boy, that sounds just like Northern Colorado, doesn’t it?
Improper ventilation and foot traffic on the roof can also shorten a roof’s lifespan. See Atlas’ roof care page to find out how to get the most life out of your roof.
Roof Materials And Their Life Spans
- Asphalt Shingles – 15 to 20 years
- Wood Shakes – 15 to 35 years
- Metal – 20 to 50 years
What’s In A Roof?
More than just shingles and gutters, a roof is a complex weatherproofing system for your home. It includes layers of materials to make sure that no moisture finds its way into your home. Roof installation with Atlas Roofing means that you’re getting the highest quality roof system for your home. Atlas uses top grade materials in every layer they install – so there’s no ‘weak spot’ in the whole covering.
When And Why To Replace A Roof
Roof replacement, because of its high cost, is something most homeowners avoid thinking about until there’s water dripping, or worse, seeping into their homes. This is unfortunate; once you have water damage in your home, the price will necessarily go up.
So why replace your roof?
Because, quite frankly, everything in your home depends on your roof staying dry. If you think a roof is expensive, wait till you start replacing walls and support beams because of mold or drainage damage. Replacing a roof before it is completely worn out is the best idea. It’s the best way to prevent more costly water-damage cleanup.
When should I install a new roof?
It’s time to install a roof roughly every 15-20 years. Unless you have a slate or metal roof, your roof probably won’t make it past the 20-25 year mark without jeopardizing the inside of your home. Many clients are amazed to find out that you can install a roof any time of year, even in winter! You don’t have to wait until the summer or a dry month to replace the roof.
Atlas has perfected the art of roofing quickly but expertly – taking advantage of the Colorado sunshine and bundling up for the chilly blasts.
The Roof Installation Process
Roof installation is a fairly straight-forward process. First we take up the existing shingles and underlayers as well as the flashing. Then we make an assessment of the roof support. We replace plywood that is damaged and make sure that the surface is in perfect shape before we begin roofing.
Then we apply underlayers, flashings, ventilation, and shingles (or the selected roofing material) exactly to the manufacturer’s specifications. When we leave your roof you know that it’s the best quality roof money can buy!