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How Long Will Your Roof Last?


Your roof is a long-term investment into your home. Different types of roofs are made of diverse materials, meaning they have various strengths and weaknesses. Asphalt shingle roofs, metal roofs, cedar shake roofs, and clay tile roofs all have different properties. So, this begs the question – how long will each of these roofs last?

Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common choice of roof for residential buildings. They are inexpensive, lightweight, and durable. So durable, in fact, that they will last for 20-30 years.

Metals roofs are more expensive than asphalt shingle roofs, but they are worth the money. They are almost maintenance free and look great. These roofs will last nearly 50 years.

Cedar shake roofs have a rustic aesthetic unlike any other type of roof. This aesthetic comes with a cost, however, and these roofs require a lot of maintenance. The advantage is they will add value to a home, and can last up to 30 years with proper maintenance.

Clay tile roofs can be thought of as the cream of the crop. They look great and are extremely durable, but they are the most expensive of the bunch. They also have the most longevity, maintaining color well and lasting over 50 years.

If you are interested in any of these roofs and would like to have one installed, contact our office at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).