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How Long Will The Metal Roof last?

May 13

There are many kinds of roofs and on average, these roofs are known to last about 30 years. Generally, most roofs last between 25 and 50 years , based on the kind.

The lifespan of roofs depends on their quality, their durability, and the type of material they are made from. This article will discuss and hopefully provide details about the various roof types available, as well as their lifespan.

1 Metal Roofing

I'm sure you must be familiar with metal roofing. Maybe you've seen it somewhere, or probably even the kind of roofing you have for your house. Well, a metal roof is believed to last between 40 to 70 years. Also, warranties are offered depending on the type of metal, as well as depending on the style of the roof.

This roofing type is, however, subdivided into three categories, which are the "Stand Steam Metal Roofing" which is the most popular of all the metal roofing types and has an average duration of 50 years as well as the "Ribbed Metal Panels" that are more affordable to install and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, and lastly, the "Stone-coated Steel Tiles" which can be very often found in areas that are prone to hurricanes, and are able to last 30 - 50 years.

2 Clay Tile Roof

This type of roof is renowned as being extremely durable. It lasts between 50 to 100 years. The warranty ranges between 30 and a lifetime. This roofing type must have some special properties that make it durable and last a long time. I'll explain these to you now.

The roofing material is weather- resists fire, and rot. However, you must be sure to keep it clean and frequently to avoid the build-up of algae, moss, and mold, to extend its life.

3) Slate Tile Roof

This type of roofing has a lifespan of approximately 75-200 years. Yes! The warranty will last at the very least 50 years. The type of roofing can stand up to extreme weather conditions such as extreme winds and fluctuating temperatures. It also requires less maintenance.

Before you install this type of roof, it is essential to know the weight the roof will be able to be able to support. Slate is extremely heavy and heavy!

4) Asphalt Shingles

They are the most popular roofing materials in the US and this is because they are durable and also, affordable. They last between 15 and 30 years . They also offering warranties as long as 25 years! It's interesting, isn't it? The asphalt shingles are made of fiberglass and asphalt sealant. They provide protection to your roof from rain, wind and ultraviolet rays.

5) Wood Shakes and Shingles

They are known to last for as long as 30 years with warranties that be extended to 30 years. For this type of roof to last, there is an obligation to maintain it regularly which of course, should consist of annual cleanings and also repainting. Cedar shakes are the ideal option for a roof because they're not a problem for insects and will last for a longer time over other wooden shingles.


You can now see that the lifespan of roofs differs with each type each having its own unique duration. It is important to keep track of the constant roof maintenance and inspections are essential to ensure an extremely long-lasting roof.

To ensure a long-lasting roof it is important for you to identify the roof problems early enough. And you should also repair the roof quickly and appropriately. Let me conclude with this: "At Riverfront Roofing, top-quality roofing materials are provided and nothing but the best is what you get".

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