How Frequently Should a Roof be Replaced?

Roofing projects can be stressful, but that doesn’t mean you should put off replacing your roof when the time comes! Most roofing materials are made with longevity in mind and with proper installation, you won’t be replacing a new roof for quite some time. So how long is the lifespan of the average roof?

Most roofing materials will last between 20 to 50 years, depending on the materials used and climate. Most types of asphalt shingles will have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. A standing seam metal roof may give you 30 to 50 years, depending on the finish and the panels. Composite roofs, made of recycled materials, can last between 40 to 50 years and be made to look like slate or cedar shake roofing.

Roofing Materials

Aside from materials, there are three things that can affect the longevity of your roof.

1 | Attic Ventilation

A well-ventilated attic will help you get the longest possible lifespan from your roofing materials.

2 | Maintaining Your Roof

Activities such as clearing debris, trimming trees and cleaning gutters will decrease wear and tear.

3 | Proper Installation

A properly installed roof will keep your home protected against extreme weather and stand the test of time.

Remember, it’s also important to check your roof frequently for red flags that indicate you might need a replacement sooner than the expected.

As a GAF Master Elite Contractor, Seashore Construction uses GAF Lifetime Shingles – the #1 selling shingle in North America. Contact our team today when it’s time to replace your roof!