There are many types of roofs uses for both residential and commercial buildings. When a homeowner decides to replace their home’s roof or perhaps is building their own home and are looking at designs, you may wonder what types of roof lasts the longest. There are many types of roofs and some do last longer than others. Each has their own needs and methods of maintenance. Nickerson Roofing will explain the lifespan as well as the needs of the different types of roofs and tell you which has become more superior.
Factors Affecting Life Expectancy of Roofs
Roofing contractors are often asked which type of roof is the best and which will last the longest. It is natural to want the best. However there are a number of factors to consider in order to properly answer that question. The many factors that can determine which type of roof is better and how long they can last is determined by climate, surrounding environment, and the overall building design. For example, local wildlife can play a major factor on the integrity of the roof. The same can be said about regular weather conditions. Another factor that will determine the life of the roof is quality of materials that was used during construction. If you are building your own home don’t skimp on building materials, especially structural material. Lastly, the quality of construction can make a major difference in the roof’s longevity. It is impossible to control the environment around your home. However, as long as the roof is well maintained the average roof can last between 25 and 35 years. However, the types of roof can vary. Here is a list of roof types and their average lifespan:
Roof Types & Average Lifespan
• Asphalt Shingle Roofs – 20 to 25 years
• Metal or steel Roofs – 40 to 60 years
• Slate Roofs – 50 Plus years
• Tile or concrete Roofs – 50 Plus years
• Foam Roofs – 20 to 25 years
• BUR or Built Up Roofs – 20 to 30 years
• Single Ply Roofs – 25 to 35 years
• Wood Roofs – 15 to 18 years
• Stone or Rock Roofs – 20 to 30 years
• Flat Roofs – 35 to 50 years
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Roofs will not last their full potential if neglected or not properly maintained, while roofs that are properly cared for will surpass their life expectancy. Depending on the home, you might be able to pick a more sturdy style of roof. However, it will depend on the home and current structure. The home’s structure must be able to withstand the roof’s weight and of course, have the correct design. When replacing or designing your home’s roof make sure to contact a quality roofing contractor to ensure that you get the best roof for your home and quality service. Additionally, it is recommended to have your home’s roof inspected every few years to prevent neglect and to properly maintain your home’s roof to ensure it has a full lifespan. For quality roofing repair, inspection and construction or installation services, contact Nickerson Roofing. We provide a wide range of roofing services and can help ensure you have a roof that will last its full lifetime. For professional roofing services, contact Nickerson Roofing today.