Perhaps one of the most iconic movie lines spoken in the last decade is “winter is coming” and with it comes the true monster, increased moisture and precipitation. It’s best to hit roof repairs head on and as quickly as possible. Roof faults or damaged areas can quickly infect surrounding areas. Repairing your roof quickly will help preserve the life expectancy of your roof. You might ask yourself “should I repair my roof” or “should I replace my roof”. To answer those questions, you should know the lifespan of the materials used on your roof. Asphalt and fiberglass shingles last somewhere between 20 to 40 years. Wood shingles and shake are typically made from pressure-treated cedar and usually remain rot and insect resistant for about 30 years. Metal roofing like copper, aluminum, and galvanized steel are extremely durable and can last anywhere from 50 to 100 years. Stone and concrete tiles last the test of time; somewhere between 50 to 100 years. Clay or terra cotta roof tiles have a pretty long lifespan as well, enduring the elements for about 40 to 60 years. If your new to your home and are uncertain about your roof’s age or integrity, give us a call at (805) 963-5856 or click here to send us a message and one of our expert roof inspectors will lend a helping hand.
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Mission Tile Roofs
Also known as Spanish tiles, the mission tile roof is believed to get its namesake from Mission San Antonio de Padua. The third of California’s Missions, founded in 1771, the church is the first known use of fired-tile roofing in the central California region. It has become an iconic symbol of the architectural theme throughout Santa Barbara County.
Perfect for flat, low- or no-slope roofs, the PVC roofing system has been around since the 60s. Designed to last 15-20 years, it’s made of a thick, flexible, UV resistant thermoplastic material that is adhered to the roof with specialized torches and welding equipment to fuse the components together creating a waterproof roofing membrane.