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Roofing Material Life Span: How Long Will Your Roof Last?

While there are various factors that can affect the longevity and performance of your roof, there is one aspect that should take precedence over everything else — the roofing material. Knowing how long your roof will last given the material used for it allows you to set reasonable expectations and adjust accordingly. In today’s article, your preferred roofing contractor, John Peters Roofing, talks about the average life expectancy of the most commonly used roofing materials.

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Storm-Damaged Roofs: To Repair or Replace?

Residential roofing has come a long way since the early days of clay or wooden shingles. Today, roofs are able to withstand a huge amount of punishment before showing any signs of disrepair, extending their life spans far beyond the 30 or 50-year mark. However, storm damage can greatly diminish this life span and homeowners are left with a difficult decision to make: should you repair the damage or seek a roof replacement entirely? John Peters Roofing answers this question.Read More

A Closer Look at Commercial Roofing Materials

According to a market survey conducted by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) from 2015 to 2016, thermoplastic polyolefins, or TPO, is the most popular choice of material for commercial roofing, taking about 40% of the market share in new roof constructions and 30% for roof replacement. This is followed by ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), making up 22% of all brand new roofs and 26% of replacements. Modified bitumen, or Mod-bit asphalt roofs, comprises 12.4% of new roofs, and 14% of replacements, takes up third place. The remaining quarter of the market is shared between all other types of commercial roofing including metals, liquid-applied membranes, PVC and others.Read More