The durability or lifespan of the roofing system depends on the local climate, geography, roofing type and many other factors. However, you need to regularly investigate and evaluate your roof not only to ensure the safety of the occupants but also to reduce energy costs and prevent various problems regarding energy. Regular investigation of your roof would also help you determine the need for renovation in addition to the proper maintenance of your roof. Besides regular evaluation, you need to also consult with reliable and professional roofing service providers like Roof Star in order to determine renovation as well as to protect your house from more damage.
If you feel that there is some wrong or problem that is developing in your roof, you should properly figure out what is the problem and whether an overlay or complete tear-off is required to solve the problem before determining renovation of your roof. In an overlay or a roof recover a new roofing system or membrane is installed over the existing roof. On the other hand, complete tear-off is to completely remove the existing roof and roof replacement. Therefore, inspecting and figuring out the exact problem is important to identify warping or bending as these signs indicate that your roof is nearing the end of its lifecycle.
You should never forget to inspect the materials in the existing roof before the planning of your roof replacement. See what type of current surfaces are on your roof and figure out in what condition different materials are. If you find some of the materials in good condition and can be reused or recycled, take care of them while removing them in the case of roof replacement. You can either use them in your roof replacement or you may preserve them for future repairing of your roof. You can also sell them or recycle them.
If you have decided for a complete roof replacement don’t just do it for the sake of doing it. Think ahead at least for 10 20 years or even more and determine for what purposes this roof may be used in the future. For example, will the roof face strong UV rays or high temperature? Whether the roof has to withstand heavy traffic in the future. Based on these needs, you design your roof replacement and incorporate the future needs in your roofing.