Has your roof system seen better days? When it comes to taking care of your home exterior, one of the decisions you have to make is whether you want to invest in roof repairs or replace your roof altogether. While repairs may seem like the easier and more affordable option, this route can actually be the worse for your property overall.

As a professional roofing company serving Los Angeles and Pasadena residents, Legends Roofing knows all about best practices for roofs, and we wanted to share some of our knowledge with you! So, in this article, we’ll be going over the three biggest factors that influence when you should replace your roof

  1. The Type of Roof
  2. General Wear and Tear
  3. Your Roof Installers

What Type of Roof You Have?

There are many different materials from which you can choose for your roof system, and each come with their own projected lifespans based on their durability and weather-resistance. That said, the type of roof system you have will determine how long you can typically wait before needing to replace it. 

Here are some of the most common roofing materials and their approximate lifespans: 

  • Asphalt Shingles: Affordable, Low Maintenance, Customizable; 15-30 years
  • Wood Shingles: Durable, Eco-Friendly, Flexible; 20-30 years
  • Composite Shingles: Stylish, Mold Resistant, Weather Resistant; 20-50 years
  • Rubber Roofs: Fire Resistant, Inexpensive, Strong; 30-50 years
  • Metal Roofing: Energy Efficient, Pest Resistant, Safe; 40-70 years
  • Clay Tiles: Aesthetically Pleasing, Insulated, Versatile; 50-100 years
  • Slate Tiles: Environmentally Friendly, Low Maintenance, Weather Resistant; 75-200 years 

How Much Damage Does Your Roof Sustain Throughout the Year?

No matter what type of roof you have, how much damage it sustains from month to month will impact its overall longevity. Whether the weather has been more intense than usual, or your there has just been more wear and tear than in previous years, it’s important to keep track of what your roof system is going through.

Along a similar vein, it’s up to you to handle these issues, so they don’t continuously weigh on your roof. For example, a well-maintained roof that undergoes routine checkups will last longer than one that goes without. With regular roof inspections and maintenance appointments, you can catch problems quicker and avoid the risk of long-term damage. 

Who Did You Hire to Install Your Roof?

The quality of your roof system is only as good as the people who install it, which is why it is so important to do your research when it comes to finding the right team for your roof replacement project.

Since we opened our doors in the Los Angeles area, Legends Roofing has strived to be the best roofing contractors for our customers. We have been handling all types of projects throughout LA and Pasadena, becoming a CertainTeed Select ShingleMaster and a Quality Verified Contractor along the way.

We’re proud to be a family-owned business that is dedicated to making quality roofing affordable and accessible for local homeowners and businesses. If you have any other questions about roof replacements, or you’re ready to plan one for yourself, reach out to get started with a free, no-obligation roof inspection and quote today!