After installing your roof you may wonder what kind of stages your roof will go through in its life cycle before you have to replace it. As we use the best rubber available on the market at Rubber Flat Roof, you will not have to worry about replacing your roof for a very long time as we had longevity in mind when designing our rubber! Understanding the three life cycle stages that your roof will go through will give you the information that you need to ensure that you’re getting the best value from your roof.
Stage 1: New Roof
The life cycle of your roof begins before you have even built it, the life cycle depends heavily upon the decisions you make when choosing which materials you are going to buy, how long do you want your roof to last? If you will be using the building which you are buying materials for a long time, then it would be worth purchasing the thicker 1.5mm membrane instead of the 1.2mm membrane as this will give your roof at least another 10 years of life.
Stage 2: The Maintenance Period
Ongoing maintenance during the life of your roof is vital, check out our guide to what kind of checks you should do and how often you should do them here. Many roofs fail when people succumb to an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mentality, which often can lead to a neglected roof failing due to an easily repairable fault.
Stage 3: Re-roofing
Given the proper maintenance, your roof’s lifespan could easily be extended for up to more than 30+ years. All roofs lives end eventually, due to the amount of exposure and wear and tear they receive. When you are ready to replace your roof there are some factors which you must consider, do you need to replace every element of the roof? Or do you just need to re-cover it with a new membrane? It is worth getting in a professional roofer to carry out a maintenance inspection on it so that you know exactly what you need when replacing/maintaining your roof.