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How Often Should You Replace Your Roof?


Your roof is a vital part of maintaining a safe, clean, and dry environment in which you and your family live. However, most people are unaware of just how often they should replace their roof and/or the type of maintenance it requires.

Typically, like most products, a more expensive roof will last longer and require less maintenance than a cheaper roof. It is safe to say that on average, your roof will last in the neighborhood of 20 to 50 years.

Shingle roofs are typically seen as the most budget-friendly option, have great durability, and look great. These are seen as the most common type of roofing, but can have a shorter lifespan than other roof varieties.

Metal roofing is a step up in price from the tar and gravel models, but is certainly a great investment and will pay off in the long run. In addition to being very aesthetically pleasing, these roofs can last up to 50 years, decades longer than tar and gravel roofs.

Other options such as tile roofing and green roofing are great alternatives to shingle roofing and metal roofing. These styles have a longer lifespan, in the 30 to 50 years range, and can drastically reduce energy and maintenance costs. They are very durable and perform well under harsh weather conditions.

While all roofs will encounter hardships due to storm damage or other unforeseen events, these varieties will typically last for 20 to 50 years. It is important to keep track of the life of your roof and have it replaced when the time comes so you can be prepared and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for you and your family.

If you have any other questions about roof replacement, feel free to contact our office at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).