What is the average lifespan of a roof in New Mexico? The answer can be a result of a number of factors…the type of material that is used to construct the roof, the general climate of the area, and the owner’s commitment to general maintenance and performing repairs when needed.
In most cases, the average lifespan for most roofs made from materials like asphalt shingles in New Mexico can range from anywhere between 15 to 25 years. Again, this can depend on the amount of maintenance and repair work that is done on the roof. If a roof is well cared for, it can last longer than its average.
If you’re concerned about what could cause a roof to deteriorate sooner, here are several factors to keep in mind:
Extreme weather events: if a roof is subjected to large amounts of heavy rain, high winds, and hail, it could cause lasting damage.
Inferior Installation: If a roof is not installed properly by trained professionals, it can be less able to withstand the elements.
There are a variety of ways that poorly done installation can cause problems with a roof. (We’ve seen a lot of these things!)
Improper flashing is one example. If flashing is not installed properly, water can find ways to seep under the roofing material and ultimately damage decking and framing. Incorrect nailing can also cause problems. It can result in missing or loose nails and in turn cause the roofing to shift and buckle, ultimately leading to leaks and damage.
Similarly, if a roof is not properly ventilated, it can cause the roof decking to rot and the roof to deteriorate. Inadequate slope in a roof can cause pooling water to gather, also resulting in leaks.
Finally, a roof needs to be made with quality materials. If a roof is constructed with low quality materials and components, it will ultimately break down from leaks, deterioration and cracking.
The average lifespan of a roof in New Mexico depends greatly on who you choose for a roofing contractor…so be sure to go with a roofing company you can trust! Reach out to TrustMark Roofing today, and ask us about how we can add a new roof to your home or place of business…and know that it will last for longer than the average!
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