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What Is The Length Of Time Will The Roofs Last?

May 13

There are many kinds of roofs, and on an average, these roofs tend to last around 30 years. Most roofs last from 25 and 50 years according to their design.

The life expectancy of roofs depends on their quality, durability, and the type of material they're made out of. In this article, I'll be discussing and will obviously, describe and explain the different types of roofs we have, and the lifespan of each.

1 Metal Roof

You are probably familiar with metal roofing. Maybe you've read about it in magazines. A metal roof will last anywhere from 40 and 70 years. Based on the type of metal used, warranties are available.

This roofing type is, however, subdivided into three which are; the "Stand Steam Metal Roofing" which is the most common of the metal roofing types with the longest duration of 50 years and the "Ribbed Metal Panels" that are cheaper to set up and last between 25 to 50 years, and then the "Stone-coated Steel Tiles" which are much found in areas prone to hurricanes, and are able to last 30 - 50 years.

2) Clay Tile Roof

This roofing type is known to be very durable and do not be shocked that this type of roofing will last between 50 and 100 years. In terms of warranties, it ranges from 30 years to an entire lifetime. There must be something about this type of roofing that makes it durable with longevity that I will explain to you right now.

The tiles of this roofing type are weather, rot and fire-resistant which explains it all. To extend its life expectancy cleaning it regularly and properly to avoid the accumulation of mold, algae, and moss.

3 ) Slate Tile Roof

This type of roofing can last from 75-200 years. Yes! The warranty is valid for at the very least 50 years. The type of roofing can withstand extreme weather conditions such as high winds and changing temperatures. It also requires less maintenance.

Before you put up this kind of roof, it is important to know how heavy your roofing system is able to support. Slate is very heavy and heavy!

4) Asphalt Shingles

These are the most popular roofing materials used in the US. This is due to their strength and cost-effectiveness. They last between 15 and 30 years while having warranties of up to 25 years! It's not difficult to comprehend the reason. Asphalt shingles are made using asphalt sealant and fiberglass and provides protection for your roof from rain, wind, snow, as well extreme UV radiations.

5) Wood Shakes and Shingles

These are known to last for around 30 years, with warranties as long as 30 years as well. In order for this type of roof to last, there's a need for regular maintenance which , of course, must include annual cleaning, and also repainting. The best kind of wood to choose is "Cedar shakes" as they are known to last longer than other wood roofing materials due to the fact that they're resistant to insects.


As you can see, roof lifespans vary for every type of roof having a different time-frame. However, note that constant maintenance and inspections for your roof are required to ensure an enduring roof.

In order to ensure a long-lasting roof there is a requirement for you to recognize roof issues early enough and repairs must be made quickly and appropriately. Let me close by saying the following: "At Riverfront Roofing, quality and durable roofing materials are available and nothing less than the best is what you get".

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