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There are various kinds of roofs. They typically last for about 30 years. Most roofs last between 25 and 50 years dependent on the type of roof they are.

To be more specific the lifespan of the roofs is not just the quality, but also the durability, as well as the type of material that is used. In this article, I'll be discussing and will naturally, discuss and explain the different types of roofs that we can choose from, as well as the lifespan of each.

1 Metal Roofing

I'm sure you must be familiar with the metal roofing. Maybe you've seen it somewhere, or probably even the kind of roofing you have for your house. Well, a metal roof is believed to last between 40 and 70 years. Depending on the material employed, warranties are offered.

The roofing type can, however, subdivided into three categories, including the "Stand Steam Metal Roofing" which is the most popular of the roofing types, and has the longest time-frame of 50 years, the "Ribbed Metal Panels" that are cheaper to set up and last for 25 - 50 years, and finally, the "Stone-coated Steel Tiles" that are prevalent in areas susceptible to hurricanes, and have a lifespan of 30-50 years.

2) Clay Tile Roof

This kind of roofing is well-known for its durability. It is able to last for 50 to 100 years. In terms of warranties, it falls between 30 years to the length of a lifetime. This roofing type must have certain characteristics that allow it to be durable and last long. I'll explain these to you in the next few minutes.

The tiles in this type of roofing are weather-, rot- and fire-resistant that's why they're called fire-resistant. However, you must make sure to clean it thoroughly and often to avoid growth of moss, algae and also mold to extend its life.

3) Slate Tile Roof

This type of roofing possesses a very long lifespan that ranges from 75 years up to 200 years. Yes! 200 years is one of the reasons why the manufacturers provide warranties of not lower than 50 years. This type of roof can stand up to extreme weather conditions, such as extreme winds and fluctuating temperatures. It also requires less maintenance.

A crucial thing to be aware of prior to installing this type of roof is the roofing system you choose to use and the amount of the weight it will withstand. slate is heavy and weighs a lot!

4) Asphalt Shingles

They are the most used roofing materials used in the US because they are durable and also, affordable. They can last between 15 to 30 years, while having warranties of as long as 25 years! It's not hard to see why. The asphalt shingles are created out of asphalt sealant and fiberglass. They shield your roof from wind, rain and ultraviolet rays.

5) Wood Shakes and Shingles

They are known to last up to 30 year with warranties that extend up to 30 years. This type of roof needs to be maintained on a regular basis. Regular maintenance should include regular cleanings and repainting. Cedar shakes are the best option because they are resistant to insects and will last for longer than other shingles made of wood.


It is evident the different lifespans of roofs with each kind having its own range of time at which it lasts. It is important to keep track of the constant maintenance and inspections for your roof are required to ensure an extremely long-lasting roof.

In order to have a long-lasting roof, there is a requirement for you to identify the roof's issues earlier and you also need to repair promptly and in a timely manner. Let me conclude with the following: "At Riverfront Roofing, top-quality roofing materials are offered and nothing less than the very best is what you get".

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