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How Long Will My New Roofing Last?

One of the most important structures of your Estero house is the roof, and knowing the lifespan of your materials is essential to knowing how long your roof will remain hassle-free. Slate roofing is one of the more durable types of roof, while wooden roofs require heavy maintenance and have a relatively short lifespan. While materials play an important role in the lifespan of the roof, there are environmental and construction factors that are also involved in determining the lifespan of your roof.

Average Lifespan of Roofing Materials

J-17733 LEINE FINALS (19)Slate and clay roofs tend to have the longest lifespan of the various materials, with slate tiles being expected to last up to 100 years under ideal conditions. Wood has a lifespan of 20-40 years depending on their quality and installation, while metals can be expected to last 2-3 times longer than regular roofs, so 40-60 years or more. Many asphalt roofs tend to have the shortest lifespan, although some can have a warranty of up to 50 years.

Environmental Factors

While different materials have different lifespans, you can also expect where you live to have a significant impact on the lifetime of your roofing material. If you live in an area with moderate temperatures, no heavy rainfall or harsh winds, you can expect your roofing to last a long time. If you live in either a very cold or very hot area, or one with plenty of heavy rainfall and wind, such as Estero, you can expect to be doing more maintenance to extend the lifespan of your roof.

Manufacturer Warranty

If you want to know how long your specific roof will last, the roofing manufacturer’s warranty is a good place to start. For instance, if you buy Owens Corning shingles, you can take a look on their website and see that some of their shingles have a warranty for up to 50 years, meaning that with correct maintenance you can expect your roofing to last for quite a while to come. Hiring a good contractor can also ensure that your roof is installed correctly, creating the best conditions for extending the lifespan of the material.

Roof Inspections

One of the best ways to extend the lifespan of your roof is to do periodic inspections, which will enable you to identify any small issues before they become big problems. This means that you can extend the lifespan of your roof by maintaining it correctly, and save money in the long run as well.

At Kelly Roofing, we use only the highest quality roofing materials for all our roofing jobs.  We are a family-run business that is committed to providing our customers with a great product and great customer service.  When you are in the market for a new roof, whether it be tile, metal, shingle, or flat, contact Kelly Roofing.

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