How Long Can I Expect My Roof to Last?

Like everything in the world, your roof also has a set time limit and age. Some roofs last longer than others because of important factors that affect their mortality. Generally asphalt roofs can last a good 15 to 20 years given that you constantly maintain it and have scheduled roof repairs. Once the age limit has been reached, though, your roof will need to be replaced.

The question of why some roofs last longer than others has a pretty clear-cut answer. Multiple factors can contribute to the age of the roof’s life.

Metal vs. Shingle

Shingle roofing has been the tradition for centuries and they are still hot in the roofing market because of the variety in color, style and properties they offer. Asphalt shingles are generally the most popular one and can last for about twenty years give or take. Other shingle roofing materials such as cement or cedar are sturdier and have an average life of 25 and 30 years respectively. The quality of the brand also must be taken in account for when it comes to the age of your roof.

Alternatively, metal roofing can last for multiple decades and even your entire life because they are less likely to be damaged and are more resilient to weather damage. Metal and steel is also easier to clean and maintain and there isn’t a problem of algae or fungus growth with them either. All of these factors help make metal roofing a lot more long-lasting than the average shingle roof.

Weather Damages

If you live in an area where extreme weather conditions are frequent, your roof may not last for a long time. The climate you live in can greatly affect the longevity of your roof. That’s why two identical roofs in Minnesota and Alaska will both have different ages.

Storms and rains can damage the structure, shingles and gutters of your roof. Constant repairs might be needed to correct the damages and eventually the repairs will not be able to hold your roof in one piece. A new replacement will become a necessity.

If your roof is approaching its time limit, plan ahead and select a new roof to install. Consult with an expert Albany roofing company about the latest and best options in the market and replace your roof promptly.  

If you are local to Albany and looking for a quality and affordable roofing company, look no further than Ultimate Roofing!!!

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