How Long Should My Roof Last?

How Long Should My Roof Last?

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Under your roof lies loved ones, valuable possessions, and memories. Protecting those things is your roof and while they last a while, no roof is indestructible. It’s important to know when you should replace your roof. So that begs the question, how long will my roof last? Well, the answer is that it depends on your roof.


Asphalt Shingles

The most common roofs are made of asphalt and composite shingles. These are typically the cheapest and have the shortest lifespan. While generally low-maintenance, asphalt roofing may experience heavy curled shingles and punctures from limbs. With appropriate upkeep, your asphalt roof should last between 15 and 20 years.


Wood Shingles

While a stunning choice for your roof, wood shingles and shake roofing are known for their need for attention. You will need to monitor moisture levels on your wood roof by cleaning any debris off regularly. If possible, use only previously treated wood to ensure moisture protection. If taken care of appropriately, your wood shingle roof should last up to 20 or 30 years.


Metal Roof

If you are looking for a low-maintenance roofing option that may last a lifetime, a metal roof may be your best option. While often more expensive than other materials, metal roofing comes in an assortment of colors and styles. If installed properly, this roof will quickly pay itself off with a lifespan of a minimum of 20 to 40 years.


Tile Roof

The most durable roofs are tile and slate. While materials and installment may initially be costly, this material needs barely any upkeep. Especially popular in warm climates, this roofing is stunning and filled with longevity. If properly installed, tile and slate roofing can last up to 100 years or more. This style of roof does not perform as well in the midwest because of the cold winters. 


The roof of your home truly is the most important part. Regardless of the material, you choose for your roof, schedule regular inspections to ensure durability and sealing. We promise an Absolutely honest assessment of your roof after our inspection. Call us now at 417-869-0444 or schedule a free estimate with us online.

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