The Average Lifespan of a Roof

roof photoIf asked how much longer your roof would be likely to last, would you have any idea? If you don’t know your roof’s expected lifespan, you will not be able to budget properly for roof replacement. Find out how long a typical roof lasts, so you don’t get caught unprepared for a roof failure.

What’s the Average Lifespan of a Roof?

  • The material of a roof dictates its expected lifespan.
  • If you have a rubber or bitumen roof, you can expect 10 to 16 years of useful life. This is the shortest life for all roofs.
  • Asphalt shingle roofs (3-tab) last 15 years to 18 years, whereas architectural asphalt shingles can last as long as 30 years.
  • Metal roofs tend to last anywhere from 30 to 45 years.
  • The longest-lasting roof material, concrete tile, can withstand 35 to 50 years of use.

Of course, this assumes that you take care of your roof throughout its lifespan. If you neglect your roof and fail to perform preventative maintenance, your roof may fail early.

Flat and low pitch roofs fail sooner than high pitch roofs. Sunny roofs tend to fail earlier, since sun exposure ages the material. While you may not able to change your roof’s sun exposure, you can keep your roof in good shape and prolong its life with routine servicing from a trusted roofing company.

Get Your Roof Checked Out

Don’t guess how much longer your roof will last. Get an expert’s opinion. At Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, we provide a 17-point roof analysis. Our staff will explain how your roof is performing, let you know if we think your roof needs work, and go over what to expect in terms of replacement and repair.

Brandstetter’s KangaRoof offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all work. We promise only qualified technicians will work on your roof, and we stand behind our workmanship even when the manufacturer will not honor their warranty.

Are you interested in learning more? Contact us to get a free estimate and talk about your roofing needs.