You don’t need to be a homeowner to understand the importance of a roof; it is simply one of the most important parts of any home. There’s a reason why the phrase “a roof over your head” is used so much, as roofs are synonymous with shelter and protection, among many other valuable benefits. These benefits, however, aren’t guaranteed to last forever – as is your roof. In today’s blog, will be answering one of the most commonly asked questions related to roofing: how long will my roof last? For more information, keep on reading below!
Asphalt shingle roofs can be seen on homes all across America, as they are perhaps the most popular roofing material in the nation. While they bring a number of benefits to the table, asphalt shingles aren’t invincible. Standard asphalt shingles will have a lifespan of up to 25 years, of course depending on the quality of installation and the materials used. Typically, you will need to replace an asphalt shingle roof after 30 years of use.
Slate is considered to be one of the most heavy-weight and durable roofing materials available on the market. While the installation process of a slate roof is known for being laborious and more demanding than other roofing materials, the long-term benefits speak for themselves. With the proper care and installation, slate roofs can last up to 90 years. Especially when it comes to slate roofing, you’ll want to hire a professional contractor who knows what they’re doing.
Metal has become a popular roofing material, especially in modern homes, as it has a distinct, sleek appearance, and delivers when it comes to durability. Metal roofs can easily withstand the most extreme of elements, even fire. With the right amount of maintenance, metal roofs can last homeowners up to 50 years before they need to be replaced or repaired significantly.
Tile roofs are typically made from clay or concrete and have a very distinct, timeless, and attractive appearance. Here in America, they are fashionable for homes that have European and/or Spanish architecture, and they are seemingly very popular in warmer regions such as Florida and Southern California. Depending on if your tile roof is clay or concrete, tile roofs last an average of 40 to 50 years before repair or replacement.
Oceanside Exteriors is your local contractor for any and all of your roofing needs. Our team offers roof replacement, installation, and repair, in addition to our other remodeling services. If you need a professional team to restore your roof back to full health, don’t hesitate to call us! Call (207) 310 – 7659 or submit your information through our website.