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Riverfront Roofing: How Long Do Roofing Materials Last?

May 13

There are a variety of roofs. On average, these roofs tend to last around 30 years. Most roofing lasts between 25 and 50 years depending on the type.

To expatiate the lifespan of these roofs depends on not only the quality but also the durability, and also the kind of material used. In this article, I'll be discussing and will of course, explain and provide details on the different types of roofs we have, and the time span for each.

1 Metal Roof

I'm sure that you are familiar with the metal roofing, perhaps have seen it on the internet perhaps even the type of roofing used on your house. Metal roofs can last for between 40 to 70 years. Also, warranties are offered dependent on the kind of metal while also, considering the design of the roof.

The type of roofing is however, divided into three which are; the "Stand Steam Metal Roofing" which is the most well-known of the roofing types, and has the longest duration of 50 years and the "Ribbed Metal Panels" that are more affordable to install and last between 25 to 50 years, and then the "Stone-coated Steel Tiles" which can be very much found in areas prone to hurricanes and last for 30 - 50 years.

2) Clay Tile Roof

This roofing type is known to be extremely durable, and do not be shocked, this roofing type can last between 50 and 100 years. The warranty for this type of roofing ranges from 30 years to an entire lifetime. There must be something in this kind of roofing that makes it durable with an extended life span, which I will explain to you now.

This roofing material is weather-resistant it is rot-resistant, weatherproof and fire-proof. To ensure that it lasts longer cleaning it regularly and properly to avoid the accumulation of algae, mold and moss.

3 ) Slate Tile Roof

This roofing type has a lifespan of approximately 75-200 years. Yes! 200 years! This is among the reasons that manufacturers offer warranties that are not lower than 50 years. Extreme weather conditions, such as extreme winds or fluctuating temperatures can be handled by this roofing type and also needs less maintenance.

One important factor to be aware of prior to installing this type of roof is the roofing system you choose to use and how much weight it can withstand as slate is actually heavy and weigh quite a bit!

4) Asphalt Shingles

They are the most popular roofing materials used in the US. This is due to their long-lasting properties and their affordability. They are durable and last for between 15-30 years. They do however have warranties up to 25-years. What's that? The asphalt shingles are constructed from fiberglass and asphalt sealant. They provide protection to your roof from rain, wind and UV rays.

 Wood Shakes and Shingles

They are believed to last for about 30 years, with warranties as long as 30 years. For this type of roofing to last, there's the need for regular maintenance which , of course, must consist of annual cleanings as well as repainting. The most durable type of wood is "Cedar shakes" because they are known to last longer than other wood roofing materials due to the fact that they're insect-resistant.


As you can see, the lifespan of roofs vary for every type of roof having a different time-frame. It is important to keep track of the constant maintenance and inspections for your roof are necessary to have an extremely long-lasting roof.

You should also be able to spot roof problems early in order to ensure a long-lasting roof. Let me conclude with the following: "At Riverfront Roofing, quality and durable roofing materials are provided and nothing less than the highest quality will be provided".

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