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How Long Will The Roofs Last?

May 13

There are a variety of roofs and they typically last for about 30 years. The majority of roofs last between 25 and 50 years dependent on the type of roof they are.

The lifespan of roofs depends on their durability, quality and the kind of material they are constructed of. This article will go over and hopefully give details on the different roofing types that are available and their duration.

1 Metal Roof

You are probably familiar with the metal roofing. Maybe you've read about it in magazines. Metal roofing is able to last from 40 and 70 years. Based on the type of metal employed, warranties are offered.

The "Stand Steam Metal Roofing", which is the most well-known kind of roofing made of metal, has a lifespan of 50 years. There are three choices that include the "Ribbed Metal Panels" that have a shorter time-to-live and are less expensive to set up. There are also the "Stone-coated Steel Tiles" that are located in areas that are prone to hurricanes and have a lifespan of 30 to 50 years.

2 Clay Tile Roof

This kind of roof is renowned for its durability. It is able to last for 50 and 100 years. The warranties span from 30 years up to lifetime. The type of roofing you choose must possess certain characteristics that allow it to be durable and last for a long time. I'll go over these with you now.

The roofing material is weather-, resistant to fire and rot. To prolong its lifespan cleaning it frequently and thoroughly to prevent the growth of mold, algae, and moss.

3) Slate Tile Roof

This type of roofing is expected to last between 75-200 years. Yes! The warranty is valid for at minimum 50 years. The type of roofing is able to withstand extreme weather conditions such as extreme winds and fluctuating temperatures. It also requires less maintenance.

Before installing this kind of roof, it's crucial to determine how much weight the roof will be able to be able to support. Slate is extremely heavy and heavy!

4) Asphalt Shingles

They are among the most sought-after roofing materials used in the US. This is due to their strength and cost-effectiveness. They are strong and will last between 15 and 30 years. They do however have warranties of up to 25 years. It's easy to understand the reason. The asphalt shingles are constructed of fiberglass and asphalt sealant. They protect your roof from wind, rain and UV rays.

5) Wood Shakes and Shingles

They can last for up to 30 years with warranties that could be extended to 30 years. The type of roof has to be maintained on a regular basis. Maintenance should consist of regular cleaning and repainting. Cedar shakes are the most ideal option for a roof because they're resistant to insects and will last for longer than other shingles made of wood.


As you can see, the lifespan of roofs differ for each kind of roof having a distinct time-frame. To ensure that your roof lasts for a long time it is essential to check and keep your roof in good condition.

It is also important to identify problems with your roof early to have a durable roof. Let me conclude by declaring that Riverfront Roofing provides only the best roofing materials and services.

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