Comparing the Lifespans of Different Types of Roofing


Whether you're building a home from the ground up, or are looking to re-roof an existing home, you want to invest in roofing that will stand strong for decades to come. There are several roofing materials to choose from, and an experienced roofer can help you make your decision about which type will be the best fit for your desires and budget. Here's a look at the lifespans of common types of roofing.

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Asphalt shingle is the most common type of roofing in America, and it is installed on more than 80% of new homes. Within the realm of asphalt shingle roofing, there are different types with different lifespans. The most affordable option, 3-tab shingle roofing, tends to last for 15 to 20 years. Architectural shingles, which are somewhat more costly, typically hold up for around 25 years, possibly longer. Premium shingles are the most expensive and have a lifespan of up to 40 years.

Clay Tile Roofing

For a longer-lasting roof, you could go with clay tiles for your home. Clay tile roofing has a lifespan of 50 to 100 years. And in warmer climates, such as Los Angeles, this roofing regularly lasts closer to 100 years than 50. Clay tiles are desirable because they're resistant to fire, extreme weather, and rotting.

Slate Tile Roofing

Slate tile roofing is incredibly durable and can be expected to last at least 75 years, and potentially up to 200 years. When you install this roofing, you can largely not worry about your roof for the reminder of your life. Slate tile roofing doesn't need much maintenance and will stand up strongly to high winds and other forms of extreme weather. It is worth noting that slate tiles are very heavy, so your home will need the necessary roofing infrastructure in place to bear the weight.

Wood Shake Roofing

Wood shake roofs can last around 30 years, but will need some more involved maintenance to ensure they remain in excellent condition. Cedar is a popular option for this type of roof because it is resistant to rot and insects.

If you need roof installation, be sure to entrust the work to a reputable contractor. For roof installations in Los Angeles, Torrance, Downey, Redondo Beach, Inglewood, and Long Beach, CA, contact the experts at Accurate Roofing at (424) 348-7582. Feel free to give Accurate Roofing a call today to request a free roofing estimate in Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA!


Accurate Roofing Blog
Posted: March 1, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ