Lifetime Roofing Systems
Jun 19, 2014
What You Can Expect When Choosing a Better System
You may have heard the phrase “lifetime roof” when researching your roofing options or discussing them with a contractor. But what does it really mean?
Does it make sense to invest more upfront and what payback can you expect over the life of your building?
Options for a Sloped Roof
Any roofing system that is guaranteed to last 50 years, a roof that you won’t have to think about again,
is considered a lifetime roof.
Here are some options:
Options for a Flat Roof
Although there aren’t any flat roofing systems guaranteed for 50 years or more, there are options that are better than others:
- Built-up Roofing Systems (hot tar)
life expectancy is
40 to 50 years
- Modified Bitumen
warrantied up to 30 years
- Single ply options
warranties up to 30 years
The Benefits of a Better Roofing System:
One and Done! Not withstanding natural disasters or negligence, you can expect your lifetime roof to last the life of your building. No one likes having construction crews on their properties every 10-15 years, disrupting business and landscaping. Choose the best roof and you will not have these concerns again.
Best return on investment over the life of your building. When deciding which roof is best for you, let Ledegar help you calculate Life Cycle Costing to get the most for your money.
Compare Your Annual Roofing Costs*
A metal roof may cost
A shingle roof may
Hot Tar Roofing
Ballasted Rubber Roofing
*The examples above are in examples of typical costs for roofing only and do not include any potential energy cost savings. Actual costs are dependent upon your roofing project size.
Increase in property value. This is one of the few upgrades you will make to your business or home that will give you a high return on your investment, up to 75%, depending on the system chosen. Click to read one study that compares a roof replacement to other upgrades.
- Reduction in energy costs and insurance rates.
While deciding which type of roof you will be putting on your building, it is important to be well informed. At Ledegar Roofing, we pride ourselves in our education and knowledge of all roofing systems. And, it is important to us that each customer has all important information and is comfortable before making their final decisions. Read here, then give us a call:
- NRCA-Getting your money’s worth from your new roof
- Your commercial property-Planning ahead and budgeting
- NRCA-FAQs every homeowner should read
- What to expect when using Ledegar to install a roof at our home
Ledegar Roofing has been providing quality, expert roofing services since 1908.