The life of your roof depends on its roofing material, the installation job, and the weather, not to mention that not many roofing structures can stand up to hurricanes, tornados, hailstorms, and more. That being said, below are some average lifespans for different types of roofing materials:
- Three-tab Asphalt Shingle: 12-18 years
- Architectural Shingle: 18-24 years
- Flat Roofing Membranes: 20-30 years
- Metal, Clay, and Concrete Roofs: 50+ years
Of course, these different roofing materials require different care. Property owners should not install a metal roof and expect it to last 50 years without maintenance. Regular inspections help you maximize the life of your roof.