How long does a roof last?

The lifespan of a roof actually depends on the materials used to create the roofing system you have in place. These following roofs all offer different benefits and vary in durability:

Asphalt Roll- This type of roof is actually made up of rolls of the same material that composes single asphalt shingles. Since it’s in the form of a roll, it’s easier to install and can last up to five to ten years.

Asphalt Single Shingle- These shingles feature a fiberglass or organic base that’s combined with asphalt. Organic asphalt shingles are covered with pieces of quartz, ceramic, or even slate. This popular roofing material is slated to last about 15 to 40 years.

Clay or Cement Tile- These are both extremely strong and durable materials that are made to last for several years. Though they require special installation, these materials are worth it as the roof can last up to 100 years or more.

Wood Shingle- Created from natural wood such as pine or cedar, there’s a natural and woodsy element added to your home when selecting this option. Wood shingles can last up to 30 years or longer depending on the type of climate the house is exposed to.


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