Roofing 101 for Homeowners

Here's a fact of life: as a homeowner, sometimes you forget about your roof overhead. Unless you have a gaping hole, storm damage or messy leaks, it's easy to take your roof for granted.

Fortunately, your roof doesn't forget about you. It usually protects your home and its contents for many years before needing to be replaced. But how do you know when it's time to replace your roof? Start first by determining the age of your roof. Every product in your home has a life cycle ... and usually 20 to 25 years is about the length of time you can get out of an asphalt shingle roof.

Next, think about your geographic location. Does your roof get subjected to searing sun, heavy snows or hail? If so, that may shorten the roof's lifespan.

To get a good idea of how your roof is holding up, climb a ladder and look around ... or, go to a high spot in the area and look at your roof through a set of binoculars. If you see curling, splitting or missing shingles, that's a clear sign there's damage to your roof that needs to be addressed. Don't be afraid to call in a roofing expert to do a professional evaluation of your roof. Getting the insights of someone who deals with roofs for a living can be a valuable asset.

Need some good, practical reasons to invest in a new roof even if there's no apparent damage? Consider this ... by adding a new roof you can increase the resale value of your entire home. Or, if your area has seen changing weather conditions in recent years, it's a good idea to invest in a strong, low-maintenance polymer roof with a 50-year roof warranty.

When it's time to replace your roof, look no further than DaVinci. Our synthetic roofing tiles are made with state-of-the-art UV stabilizers embedded throughout the polymer to create a durable synthetic roofing tile which resists mold, algae, fungus and insects, with virtually no curling, or cracking so they’re headache-free. And, all DaVinci imitation slate and shake roof tiles have a Class A fire rating available, are Class 4 rated for impact resistance, and have passed wind tests at over 110 MPH. Just imagine having beautiful, virtually maintenance-free polymer roofing slate or shake synthetic roof that adds value to your home while protecting it from severe weather conditions!

You can Say Goodbye to Poor Weather Roof Wear with DaVinci by checking out this additional blog post!


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