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How Long Should A New Roof Last?

Your roof is a long-term investment in your home and for your family. The most common roof choices are asphalt roofs, metal roofs, wood shake roofs, and clay tile roofs. Each of these roofs comes with a different price tag, different strengths, and different attributes. The price tag reflects the value and longevity of each type of roof.

Asphalt roofs are relatively inexpensive and are very easy to install. This is the most common roofing variety used on residential properties. While they are inexpensive, the price is reflected in the roof’s lifespan, which is typically 15-20 years.

Metal roofs are easy to install as well, but they are more expensive than asphalt roofs. The increase in price shows itself in the longevity of the roof. Metal roofs can last 40-50 years, sometimes longer depending on the material.

Wood shake roofs are a great, rustic option. They require a large amount of maintenance, but can last up to 30 years.

Clay tile roofs are the most expensive roofing option in this group. They are extremely durable, do not fade in color quickly, and have been a top roofing option for centuries. These roofs can last for over 50 years.

If you would like to have a roof installed or have any other questions about these types of roofs, contact our office at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).