How Long Does The Average Residential Roof Last?

Your roofing system is one of the most crucial items to maintain the value of your home as well as your safety. As one of the main components that people think of when they are considering the overall structural integrity of a home, it is important to know more about how long the average residential roof lasts and what you need to consider during the replacement process.

Here are some of the top red flags it is time to replace your roof!

  • Broken or missing shingles
  • Bowed or slumping roof
  • Water damage to your home
  • Plant growth on the roof
  • Increasing home energy costs

The lifespan of your roof will vary based off of the roofing materials you have selected.

Metal Roofs

A metal roofing job will typically last between 30-50 years with the option of a few repairs. Roofs built out of metal are often built to last and they are considered to be more energy efficient as well.

Asphalt Shingles

An asphalt shingle roof can last between 10 to 20 years and be one of the most affordable types of roofing replacements.

Clay Tile

Clay tiles have a life expectancy of 40 years but with proper care and attention in the Florida climate they can last up to 75 years!

Flat Roof

A flat roof design can often last 25 years when properly installed. Most flat roofs are made of materials like modified bitumen, PVC, EPDM and TPO. You can choose the ideal type of material based on the information given to you by a local roofing contractor on the requirements for your commercial roof.

Contact us today if you have noticed your roof starting to show signs of wear!

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best Pinellas County roofing company. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and frien

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