Average Roof Lifespan in Years by Material Type

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So what’s the average roof lifespan, anyway?

Putting </roof-replacement/”>a new roof on your home is a big decision. Undoubtedly, it’s one of the largest investments you’ll ever make on your home.

And, as with everything in life, homeowners get what they pay for, in terms of durability, longevity and maintenance. To get the most out of your new roof, you may spend more initially than desired, but receive a better return on your investment by saving on roofing repairs and early replacement.

At Texas Roofing Solutions, we understand the process homeowners undergo in determining the best option for their structure. Below is a reference guide with the average roof lifespan for the most commonly installed roofing materials.

If you have any further questions, please refer to our materials page, give us a call, or request a free, no-obligation roof inspection by a TX Roofer today.

The Average Roof Lifespan by Material in Years

When professionally installed, correctly and to manufacturer/industry standard, you can estimate, on average, how long your particular roof will last. Please note the importance of routine maintenance (best practice suggests twice per years, once in fall & in spring), and the impact made on roof longevity.

That said, here’s a list of the average roof lifespan per type of roofing material:

  • Asphalt Shingles — 15-30 years.
  • Wood Shakes — 30-50 years, when maintained.
  • Metal Roofs — 50+ years.
  • Tile Roofing — 50+ years.
  • Natural Stone — 50+, when maintained
  • Synthetic Roofs — 30-50+, depending on material.

At TX Roofing Solutions, we suggest a high-quality 3-tab asphalt shingle, energy-efficient metal roof, or synthetic tile for an elegant, custom look. To learn more about materials selections, call our experts at (817) 726-1369— and don’t forget to schedule a free inspection here.

What To Do If Your Roof Fails Prior?

Sometimes roofing systems fail prior to manufacturer warranty, 50 which should last anywhere from 20 to years. In this case, a homeowner is protected if it’s a material defect that caused the roof failure.

What manufacturer warranty doesn’t cover is an improperly installed roof— which is why hiring reputable contractors is so important. A homeowner who hasn’t adequately maintained his roof, or provide proof thereof, will also be out of luck in terms of manufacturer coverage.

Texas Roofing Solutions can’t stress enough the importance of professional roof installation & maintenance. When you ask us to inspect your home or commercial building, we’ll highlight everything you need to know before moving forward with your new construction or replacement.

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