How Long Can Your Roof Last?

The lifespans of various roof systems will differ depending on materials, environment, installation, and upkeep. If you would like to determine how long your roof may last, you’ll want to take a number of factors into account. Here is some useful information to consider when estimating the remaining number of years you can expect to get out of your roof before complete roof replacement.

Average Roof Lifespan

For asphalt shingle rooftops, a homeowner can expect to get 20 or more years out of it. For roofs made of metal, it could be over 80 years before major roof repair is required. Most companies provide warranties for their roofing materials for up to 25 years and your home’s roof can last much longer if it’s properly maintained.

Factors Impacting the Lifespan of Your Roof

Environmental conditions play a huge role in how long your roof will last. Extreme fluctuations in temperature or excessive rainfall will accelerate the aging of an asphalt shingle roof. High winds may cause shingles to lift from the roof while hail damage can wreak havoc on virtually any rooftop. 

Invest in regular roof maintenance to protect its integrity. Keep gutters clear of debris year round and schedule a thorough roof inspection at least once a year to spot issues before they become bigger problems. Professional roofers will pay close attention to penetration points where satellite dishes or skylights are installed. Water leaks can potentially cause thousands in damage to your roof’s infrastructure.

When to Replace Your Roof

Any roof over 20-25 years old should be inspected and potentially be replaced. To be sure, it’s best to talk with a professional roofing consultant to take a look at your roof and discuss various options available. If you are continuing to spend money on temporary repairs for your aging roof, it may be more cost effective long-term to invest in a new roof altogether.

To find out how many more years you can expect to get out of your Tampa home’s roof, contact Imperial Roofing today. Our dedicated team of roofing specialists are happy to answer your questions and guide you through the roof replacement process.