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4 Ways to Get the Most Life Out of Your Asphalt Roof Replacement

May 22nd, 2020 | 4 min. read

4 Ways to Get the Most Life Out of Your Asphalt Roof Replacement

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Are you ready to get a new asphalt roof? Then you already know your roof replacement isn’t going to be cheap. So wouldn’t you want to get the most out of your investment as possible? 

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has been replacing roofs for the residents of Nashville since 1990. Our workmanship ensures you get the most out of your asphalt roof replacement. That’s why we offer a lifetime warranty on it. 

But what can you do to ensure you get a replacement that's going to last for decades? Always looking to educate, I’ve come up with the 4 ways to get the most life out of your asphalt roof investment. 

By the end of this article, you’ll learn how adequate attic ventilation, roof maintenance, and more are important to maximizing your roof’s life. 

1. Make sure your attic is properly ventilated 

Your attic’s ventilation should be the first thing your roofing contractor looks at when they come out to inspect your roof for a replacement. Without proper attic ventilation, your roof is literally going to cook from the inside out. 

This leads to your asphalt roof’s life being cut short well before the end of its lifespan. It will even void the manufacturer’s warranty on your roofing materials, leaving you only with your contractor’s workmanship warranty to fall back on.

Your contractor checking your attic for proper ventilation is crucial to maximizing the life of your roof. To learn more about how important adequate attic ventilation is to your roof and home read this article on the importance of proper roof ventilation

2. Get your asphalt roof checked out periodically

Your car needs its oil changed to keep it maintained and running smoothly, and the same goes for your roof. After you get a new asphalt roof replacement, it’s important to have it periodically looked over. 

Whether it’s once or twice a year, regular roof maintenance ensures you get the most life out of your roof and roofing materials. It will catch any problems or future leaks before they can cause damage to your home. 

It’s also a chance to clear your roof and gutters of any debris. Wet debris sitting on your roof causes more problems than you’d think, so it’s crucial to keep your roof running smoothly throughout its life with roof maintenance. 

To learn more about what roof maintenance looks like read this article on why annual roof maintenance is important


3. Invest in a quality asphalt roof over a cheap one

I understand everyone has a budget for their roof replacement. But it’s crucial to your roof’s life that you invest in quality over trying to get the cheapest asphalt roof possible. 

When you invest in a high-quality asphalt roof, it will get as close to the manufacturer’s specified lifespan as possible. You’ll also be able to register your roof with the manufacturer if you use all of their roofing components to get the enhanced warranty

If you go with the cheapest asphalt roof possible, you’re setting your roof up for failure right off the bat. To learn more about why you should invest in a quality roof over going cheap, read this article on why going cheap costs more in the long run

4. Hire a great roofing contractor 

The contractor you hire plays an important role in every aspect of the roof replacement process

That makes hiring a great local roofing contractor crucial to maximizing the life of your roof investment. 

You must hire one that stands behind their workmanship and has a long history of proper roof installation. If your roof isn’t installed properly then problems are going to show up pretty quickly. It will also void the manufacturer warranties you have on the roofing materials. 

No matter the installation method, your roof should be installed using proper roofing techniques to get the most out of it. To learn more about how proper installation affects your roof, read this article on why proper roof installation is important

If you hire a contractor that doesn’t check your attic’s ventilation or cuts corners, then I can guarantee your roof will fail prematurely. So how do you find a contractor that’s the right fit for you and your situation? 

Read this article on what you should look for in a roofing contractor so you can tell if you’re hiring a reputable roofing contractor. 

How long should your new asphalt roof last?

Like I stated earlier, when you invest in an asphalt roof replacement you’re expecting to get as many years of life out of it as possible. When you hire a great contractor, invest in quality, and get regular maintenance your new roof’s life will be maximized.

Remember a properly installed roof with adequate attic ventilation is going to live as long as the roofing materials hold up. However, it will eventually need to be replaced once the life of your roofing materials are maxed out. That’s why it’s important to know when you should replace your asphalt roof

Why not call Bill Ragan Roofing for your asphalt roof replacement?

The team at Bill Ragan Roofing has been replacing roofs in the Nashville area since 1990. We do everything the right way to maximize the life of your roof. When you work with us, you’ll never worry about your roof again. 

Now that you know the 4 ways to get the most life of your asphalt roof investment, aren’t you curious about how long your new asphalt roof should last?

Read this article on How Long You Can Expect Your Asphalt Roof to Last to learn much life your new roof actually has.

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