The Lifetime of a Roof

Have you ever wondered how long a roof can last? The truth is that every material in roofing has a different lifespan. This can also vary depending on how you care for your roof and whether or not there have been any damages from natural elements like weather. If you are trying to decide what type of roof would be best for you, and you are taking lifespan into consideration, this is definitely the blog for you. Keep in mind that while we can give you an average lifespan for each material, this can vary, as we’ve said, based on natural elements and unforeseen circumstances. 

Let’s take a look at the types of roofing materials we offer and the average lifespan of each:

  • Asphalt shingles- The average lifespan of asphalt shingles can range up to fifty years. These shingles are the most common material used in roofing and are preferred due to their look and affordability. With proper care, you could have your asphalt roof for fifty years, if not more!
  • Synthetic slate- This material can also have a very long life expectancy. A synthetic slate roof can last anywhere between forty to fifty years! In some rare cases, it has even been known to last up to one hundred with proper care!
  • Metal- Did you know that a metal roof can last anywhere between forty to seventy years? This long-lasting roof might be a bit more of an investment, but it also guarantees a greater lifespan, saving you money in the long run. In addition, these roofs are incredibly durable, aiding in their life expectancy. If you are looking for a long-lasting and strong roof, metal might be the option for you!

If you have any questions about our roofing materials and the process for replacing your roof, give us a call for a free consultation and/or a free inspection.

Hear From an Expert

Send us a message!


Let’s Begin your next Exteriors Project

C3 American Exteriors is dedicated to delivering high performance, long lasting exterior solutions. Our roof, gutter, siding, windows, doors, and more exterior home improvements ensure that your greatest investment – your home – will continue to appreciate in value.