How Long Should My Roof Last?

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It is hard to predict when a roof will start to become damaged or old to the point where it may need repairs or replacement. There are many factors involved that can have a negative impact on your roof, including lack of upkeep, inferior materials, storm damage, or unexpected emergencies. Use the following advice regarding how long your roof may last.

Recommended Replacement Schedule

If your roof goes through the normal wear-and-tear, it could last for decades based on the types of materials that were used. Generally, these are the product lifespans for specific types of roofing materials:

  • Composition Shingles: 12-20 years
  • Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years
  • Wood Shingles: 20-25 years

If you are moving into a new home, you want to find out from the previous homeowner about the roof’s last replacement. Understanding the age of the roof, and its upkeep will allow you to develop a replacement schedule that aligns with the roofing product’s warranty.

Roofing Materials May Fail Quicker

There are several instances when you may need roof replacement sooner. If your area experiences severe weather for long periods of time, the roof may have undergone significant damage that shortens the roofing material’s lifespan. Also, if the previous owner did not sufficiently maintain the roof, it may have deteriorated to the point where you will need to get it fixed sooner.

If you are considering whether to get your roof repaired or replaced, an experienced contractor, such as the specialists here at Brandstetter’s KangaRoof, offers roofing inspections and free roof replacement estimates. We can evaluate the current state of the roofing materials to help you determine if you need any roofing services. Reach out to our company today to speak with our representatives.