Roof Types and Average Lifespan

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Roof Types and Average Lifespan
October 23
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How long does a roof last? The answer depends greatly on which roofing material you choose in the first place, along with how it’s installed, typical weather conditions in your area, and other factors.

 

In this infographic presented by Skywalker Roofing, you’ll learn more about modern available roofing materials, including pros & cons and average life span for each. A few of the featured roofing materials include:

 

  • Asphalt Shingles

Average Lifespan: 20 years

Pros: Economical, Many Color Options

Cons: Less Resistant to High Winds & Heavy Rain, Less Eco-Friendly

 

  • Metal Roofing

Average Lifespan: 30 years

Pros: Durable, Lightweight

Cons: Noise (Rain Drumming Effect), Prone to Dents & Scratches

 

  • Wood Shake (or Wood Shingle) Roofing

Average Lifespan: 30 years

Pros: Natural Beauty, More Eco-Friendly

Cons: More Expensive, Higher Cost of Installation

 

  • Tile Roofing

Average Lifespan: 50 years

Pros: Many Color & Style Options, Long Lasting

Cons: High Cost (Clay Tile), Heavy

 

  • Slate Roofing

Average Lifespan: 40 years

Pros: Natural Beauty, Very Durable

Cons: Heavy, Expensive to Procure and Install

 

  • Rubber Roofing

Average Lifespan: 40 years

Pros: Durable, Lightweight

Cons: Color Can Fade, Delicate to Handle

 

To learn more, be sure and check out the full infographic from Skywalker Roofing!