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Every roof has an expiration date. It may last two decades or more, depending on the products used and countless environmental factors, but one day it will most definitely need to be replaced. Or it could be that you’d like to preemptively change things up, and want to investigate your options, including metal roofing. Whatever the case, working with a licensed and experienced roofing contractor will ensure that your roof lasts as long as possible before replacement is warranted. When it is time for something new, you can call on Sombreros Roofing, LLC. From initial assessment to final inspection, we take care of everything. Contact us today for your free consultation and estimate.


When Should You Replace a Roof?


Your roof will often tell you when it’s time, but it can also happen suddenly. To that end, it’s a good idea to know how old your roof is. Then you can compare that number with the typical expected lifespan for a roof of the same material. You can certainly take some steps–like cleaning, repair, and maintenance–to prolong the life of your roof, but eventually the material will break down from exposure to the elements and age. Knowing the age is also key when deciding between repair of a small leak, or opting for total replacement. That said, you can replace a roof whenever it works for you, especially if you’d like to upgrade to a metal roof, or investigate more shingle options.


A roof can take a downhill turn after one rough weather event or season, so it’s good to think about replacement before it becomes critical. That way you can make a smart, well-thought out decision that keeps you within budget and addresses your most pressing needs. Whatever the case, you can always reach out to the pros at Sombreros Roofing, LLC for expert advice and real-life know-how so that you’re well-informed about available options.



What Determines a Roof’s Lifespan?



Lifespan is always partially dependent on the specific roofing materials you originally used. In general, the available range of asphalt shingles have an average lifespan of anywhere from 15 to 30 years. On the other hand, metal roofs can last from 50 to 70 years. Roof tiles could be around for about 50 years and you can expect wood shingles to be functional for about 20-25 years. Getting a handle on just how old your roof is and the specific material it’s made of are two key data points that will help you to determine its possible lifespan and when you need to start thinking about replacement.



The very elements that your roof protects against are the factors that can affect its lifespan the most. Years of sun exposure, contact with trees, pollen and other debris, and the natural weather events in your area can compromise your roof’s integrity over time. This is true no matter where you live, but there will always be specific factors that are worse in a given area. Nearby trees that rub, or frequent and violent storms, hail, and heavy snow loads–among other seasonal hazards–can shorten the overall lifespan of any roof. It’s important to take these individual factors into account when trying to determine whether your roof is due for a replacement.



Even the most careful and fastidious home or building owner can’t prevent every accident or emergency. Strong winds, hail, tornadoes, or downed trees can quickly turn a sound roof into a gaping wound that needs to be fixed. Or it may be that you recently purchased a property and the previous owners didn’t keep it up. One bad storm shows the roof for what it really is–in need of replacement. Wherever you find yourself, if you’re in need of emergency roof replacement, you can rely on the experts at Sombreros Roofing, LLC. Accidents happen, and we are here to help when they do. Protecting your home, family, and business are our top priorities.


Reliable Roofing Pros in Northern Illinois

If you need to replace your roof today, next month, or sometime next year, it’s always a good idea to know your options and plan ahead when possible. That said, we’re also ready to help when you need a quick turnaround due to damage or an insurance claim. You can rely on our pros for sound advice and suggestions that respect your budget and offer the best value for your hard-earned money. Quality products paired with expert installation mean that your new roof will last as long as possible, and we’ll get the job done right, from the get-go. The expert team at Sombreros Roofing, LLC is ready to start the process and find the best roofing option for your family or business needs. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an initial consultation.