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How Long Will The Clay Tile Roof last?

May 13

There are a variety of roofs. On average, they are known to last about 30 years. The majority of roofs last between 25 to 50 years according to their design.

To be more specific the lifespan of these roofs depends on not only the quality but also the durability, and the type of material used. In this article, I'll be discussing and of course, explain and provide details on the various types of roofs we have, and the time span for each.

1) Metal Roofing

I'm sure that you are familiar with metal roofing. Perhaps you've seen it in a magazine or perhaps the kind of roofing you have for your house. A metal roof can last between 40 and 70 years. Based on the type of metal employed, warranties are offered.

The "Stand Steam Metal Roofing" is the most sought-after kind of roofing made of metal, has a lifespan of 50 years. There are three options which include "Ribbed Metal Panels" which have a lower life span and are cheaper to put up. Then, there's the "Stone-coated Steel Tiles" and are found in hurricane-prone areas and have a life expectancy of 30 to 50 years.

2) Clay Tile Roof

This type of roofing is considered to be extremely durable, and do not be shocked the roofing type that can last between 50 and 100 years. Its warranties range from 30 years up to life time. The type of roofing you choose must possess some special properties that make it durable and last a long time. I'll go over these with you in the next few minutes.

The tiles in this roofing are weatherproof, rot-proof as well as fire-proof which explains it all. However, you must ensure to clean it properly and often to avoid accumulation of moss, algae, and also mold, in order to extend its life.

3) Slate Tile Roof

This roofing type has a lifespan of approximately 75 to 200 years. Yes! 200 years! This is among the reasons that manufacturers offer warranties at least 50 years. Extreme weather conditions like high winds or changing temperatures are easily handled by this type of roofing and it also requires less maintenance.

Before installing this kind of roof, it's important to know how heavy the roof will be able to be able to support. Slate is extremely massive and heavy!

4) Asphalt Shingles

Without a doubt, they are the most popular roofing material used in the US and this is because they are extremely durable and, in addition inexpensive. They can last between 15 and 30 years while they have warranties that can last as long as 25 years! What's that? The asphalt shingles are created of fiberglass and asphalt sealant. They protect your roof from wind, rain, and extreme UV rays.

5) Wood Shakes and Shingles

They are known to last for as long as 30 years with warranties that could extend to as much as 30 years. For this type of roofing to last, there's an obligation to maintain it regularly which , of course, must include yearly cleanings, and also repainting. The best type of wood to choose is "Cedar shakes" as they are known to last longer than other wooden roofing materials due to the fact that they're insect-resistant.


As you will see, the life spans of roofs differ for each kind of roof having its own time frame. But, keep in mind that regular roof maintenance and inspections are essential to ensure an extremely long-lasting roof.

To ensure a long-lasting roof it is important for you to identify the roof problems early enough. And repairs must be made quickly and appropriately. Let me end with this: "At Riverfront Roofing, quality and durable roofing materials are available and nothing but the highest quality will be provided".

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