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On average, a residential roof needs to be replaced every 15 to 20 years. Roof replacement requires a sizable financial investment. It is a good idea to speak with Toledo roofers prior to making a decision about the material used in a roof replacement. What are some of the things homeowners should consider when the time comes to replace the roof?

Geographic location is exceptionally important. Homes that are built within the same state may have different roofing requirements. For example, a home that is near an open field may experience frequent high winds. In these cases, high grade materials should be used as opposed to the basic 3 tab shingle. Metal roofing material may not be best suited for homes that are built near water because of the way humidity deteriorates metal.

In addition to geography, a person's budget is going to play a large role in the materials they select. An architectural style shingle is an economic option for a residential reroof. These shingles are the next step up from the common 3 tab shingle. While the 3 tab shingle can withstand winds in excess of 60 miles an hour, the architectural roof can withstand in excess of 130 miles an hour.

Architectural shingles are not the cheapest option. However, when their price is coupled with their durability, they work out to be the most cost effective option in the long run.

The roofing contractors from Johnson Roofing of Toledo would be happy to answer any questions you have about roof repair or residential roofing.

Once a roofing material has been selected, homeowners are left with the question of whether or not they should tear off their old roof or roof over existing materials. Both options have their pros and cons. Many contractors recommend tearing off the old roof as opposed to roofing over it. One reason for this is that removing the old roof gives contractors an easy way to inspect the wood deck and make sure that the new roof is being installed over a roofing structure that is architecturally sound.

Second, roofing materials are very heavy. If a second layer of roofing materials is applied on a structure that cannot support the weight, the result could be a disastrous roofing collapse. Reroofing is done more often on flat roofs than on roofs with a high pitch. It is best for homeowners to speak to a roofing contractor since they can provide professional opinions on the style of roof and materials that are right for a particular situation.

Roof repairs and roof replacements should be done in a timely manner. Waiting too long will only cause the problem to compound and lead to more expensive repairs.

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