As many of you know, I just became a real, live, certified homeowner a few months ago. Finally getting our house and land paid for was a huge step for us, but now, I have to say that I feel a ton of pressure when it comes to taking care of stuff around the house. For example, roofing. Roofing is something that I never even thought about before, but now, I find myself constantly worrying and thinking about whether or not we need a new roof.
I have been researching roofs and their average life span, trying to figure out whether or not I am going to be needing a replacement or just a repair. According to one San Antonio roofer I spoke to recently, the best way to know if you might be in need of a new roof is simply the number of years it has been since the roof was last replaced. Apparently it only takes around 15 years for a roof to begin nearing the end of it's life. Once it gets around that time frame, it might be time to start exploring new roofing options.
That's another huge source of stress for me! When it comes to the different types of roofs, there are so many to choose from. I love the look of a metal roof. They are so in style right now, and there are so many colors to choose from, you can really get a truly custom look with a metal roof. Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice, as they are very affordable and have a long life span. Many people choose asphalt shingles when it comes to replacing their roof. Simply put, when it comes to roofing, there are many different choices out there, so you have to really do your research and decide which type of roof is best for you. The best advice is to find a roofing contractor that you trust, and have them guide you through the process.