Life Expectancies of Pitched Roofs in Ontario

Life Expectancies of Pitched Roofs in Ontario

Having a good roof is one of the most important aspect of your house. Given the recent weather events experienced in the Greater Toronto area such as flash floods and ice storms, roofs are put to the test more often than before. To protect your valuable assets, you must ensure your roof is still at optimal performance by doing regular maintenance, inspections and most importantly, replacing a roof that is close to the end of its shelf life.
 
Factors That Affect the Roof’s Integrity
Roofing materials have average life expectancies based on the manufacturers quality standards. However, there are outside factors that can shorten the roof’s life expectancy. Below are the 5 most common elements to look out for:
 

  1. Weather conditions
    Although the roofing system is built to withstand rain, wind, snow & ice, however, prolonged exposures to these elements will eventually wear down the roof. As well, high winds may tear off or damage shingles while the weight of snow and ice can cause cave-ins in addition to blocking gutters and drainage systems.
  2. Sun
    As with our skin, the UV rays from the sun is harmful to the roof. Exposure to these rays over time will cause shingles & roofing materials to deteriorate.
  3. Ventilation
    Proper ventilation is necessary to avoid moisture build up through condensation. If air does not circulate correctly, moisture accumulates thus weakening and rotting roof materials.
  4. Material quality
    Different roofing materials each have their own life expectancies. If properly installed and regularly maintained, the material should run its expected course of time. See the next section for life expectancies for common sloped roof materials.
  5. Quality of workmanship
    Nothing is more important than hiring experienced and professional roofers who produce quality work that is to code. Your roofing system is as good as the person installing it, even if you purchase the best material that has a long lifespan. If it is installed by inexperienced or unprofessional roofers, the whole roofing system may be compromised and unexpected repairs will arise, costing you additional time and money.

Average life expectancy for common sloped roof materials
There are many roofing materials in the market, each boosting its own advantages. In Ontario where our four seasons are explicitly defined, our roofs have to withstand a tremendous amount of wear and tear. From snow and ice storms to extreme heat and heavy rain, there are popular roofing materials that Ontario residents will favor over others such as shingles, slate and copper. Below are the life expectancies for each material:
 

Material Approximate Life Expectancy*
Slate, Concrete and Clay Tile Roofs 60 – 100 years
Copper/Other metal 80+ years
Asphalt 3-Tab Shingles 10 – 20 years
Asphalt Architectural Shingles 25 – 40 years

*in ideal conditions
 
Depending on the style, roof type and budget, one roofing material may be a better choice than another. Since the roof is one of the most important structure of a house, take some time to consult with a reputable roofing company before you decide on a roofing material. At Nailed It Roofing & Constructions, we can help you define which roofing material is the most suitable for your needs. Contact us today to speak to one of our knowledgeable roof experts.

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Damian and his crew went above and beyond, their quote was the best I was given, not to mention the quality of work which had me impressed. I have the best looking roof in my neighbourhood and other neighbours are having theirs done now, after they saw their work. They came and took their time to finish the roof professionally and in a very timely manner. My houses value increased because the roof makes a great impression, it was worth the investment and would recommend it to anyone wanting a professional job done on the most important part of your house. Thank you Nailed It Roofing & Construction!
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I would like to thank Damian and his crew for their professionalism and a job well done on my roof. I have never seen such crew with so much dedication and caring. They did not leave one piece of garbage behind them. I couldn’t even tell they replaced a roof. I highly recommend Nailed It Roofing & Construction Damian, you are a class act, true to your word and a gentleman!!!!!
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Damian and his team were highly professional and skilled when completing my roof. They were efficient with their time and did a very good clean up after for nails and debris. I’d recommend this company to anyone needing the services they offer!
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Damian and his crew went above and beyond, their quote was the best I was given, not to mention the quality of work which had me impressed. I have the best looking roof in my neighbourhood and other neighbours are having theirs done now, after they saw their work. They came and took their time to finish the roof professionally and in a very timely manner. My houses value increased because the roof makes a great impression, it was worth the investment and would recommend it to anyone wanting a professional job done on the most important part of your house. Thank you Nailed It Roofing & Construction!
Fabian Rastakhiz

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New Roof
Damian and his crew went above and beyond, their quote was the best I was given, not to mention the quality of work which had me impressed. I have the best looking roof in my neighbourhood and other neighbours are having theirs done now, after they saw their work. They came and took their time to finish the roof professionally and in a very timely manner. My houses value increased because the roof makes a great impression, it was worth the investment and would recommend it to anyone wanting a professional job done on the most important part of your house. Thank you Nailed It Roofing & Construction!
Fabian Rastakhiz

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Why hire Nailed It Roofing & Construction?

  • All our roofers are certified
  • We follow all manufacturer’s specifications
  • We do the best site clean up after the job
  • We’re available 24/7 for emergency repairs

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Roof Repair – Mississauga
Excellent workmanship and professionalism. Damian diagnosed my issue and resolved the problem right away at a great price! I would definitely recommend his company! Great job!
E.G.

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Why hire Nailed It Roofing & Construction?

  • All our roofers are certified
  • We follow all manufacturer’s specifications
  • We do the best site clean up after the job
  • We’re available 24/7 for emergency repairs