Roof Replacement Frequency
As a homeowner, a roof replacement is not an enjoyable process. The less one has to do it, the better they will be; because a roof is not meant to be replaced often.
If a roof is installed correctly, the attic is properly ventilated, the roof is maintained and all … a roof should last around 20 years (depending on the materials, some roofs can last longer).
The most popular roofing materials in the United States is asphalt shingles. As long as everything is done correctly during installation, maintenance, etc.. this type of roof replacement lasts around the 22 years.
A metal roof can typically last around 30 years. With a metal roof, the panels are locked together at the seams allowing the panels to expand and contract freely based on the temperatures.
A composite roof, made up of recycled materials and designed to look like slate or cedar shake roofing, can last around 40-50 years. The high impact rating allows this roofing material to withstand many high impact scenarios without breaking.
Slate roofing material is considered the longest lifespan of any roofing materials with projected lifespan of 75-100 years! Slate roofing materials are made of natural materials, but there is no manufacturer warranty on the slate materials themselves if they fail.
Just remember, that no one controls mother nature and storm damage, high winds, hail and the like can lessen the years on any kind of roof. It’s best to consult a professional if you have concerns about need your roof replaced.
If you are looking for help with a roof replacement or repair, call BB Roofing and we will walk you through all the options that fit your needs and your budget. Wouldn’t it be nice to have new windows in time for winter? And you’ll save money on your heating bill. Call BB Roofing for a free, no obligation estimate today!