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How Long Will The Slate Tile Roof last?

May 13

There are many kinds of roofs and on average, these roofs are believed to last for about 30 years. Most roofing lasts between 25 and 50 years depending on the kind.

To expatiate the length of time these roofs is not only the quality , but also the durability, and also the kind of material used. In this article, I will be discussing and, of course, explain and explain the varieties of roof types we have, including the lifespan of each.

1) Metal Roofing

You are probably aware of the metal roofing. Perhaps you've read about it in magazines. Metal roofs can last for between 40 and 70 years. Also, warranties are offered according to the type of metal used, and also considering the design of the roof.

The "Stand Steam Metal Roofing", which is the most sought-after kind of metal roofing has a lifespan of 50 years. There are three options which include "Ribbed Metal Panels" which have a lower time-to-live and are less expensive to set up. There are also the "Stone-coated Steel Tiles" and are found in hurricane-prone areas and have a life expectancy between 30 and 50 years.

2 Clay Tile Roof

This type of roofing is considered as extremely durable. you won't be amazed the roofing type that is able to last between 50 and 100 years. The warranty ranges from 30 years to a lifetime. The type of roofing you choose must possess certain characteristics that make it durable and last for a long time. I'll discuss these with you right now.

The tiles of this roofing are weather, rot, and also, fire-resistant that's why they're called fire-resistant. It is important to make sure to clean it thoroughly and regularly to prevent the build-up of moss, algae, as well as mold to prolong its lifespan.

3) Slate Tile Roof

This type of roofing comes with an extremely long life span of about 75 years - up to 200 years. Yes! The warranty will last at minimum 50 years. Extreme weather conditions such as shifting temperatures or high winds can be handled with this kind of roof and requires less maintenance.

A crucial thing to consider prior to installing this type of roof is your roofing system and the weight it can support since slate is very weighty and heavy!

4) Asphalt Shingles

Without a doubt, they are the most popular roofing material used in the US and this is because they're durable and cost-effective. They last between 15 to 30 years, while they have warranties that can last up to 25 years! What's that? The asphalt shingles are constructed out of asphalt sealant and fiberglass. They shield your roof from wind, rain and ultraviolet rays.

5) Wood Shakes and Shingles

They are known to last up to 30 year with warranties that extend to as much as 30 years. This type of roof needs to be maintained regularly. Maintenance should consist of regular cleanings and repainting. The most durable type of wood to use is "Cedar shakes" as they are known to last longer than other wooden roofing materials due to the fact that they are insect-resistant.


As you can see, the lifespan of roofs vary with each type of roof having a different time frame. To ensure that a roof lasts for a long time it is essential to check and keep your roof in good condition.

Also, to have a long-lasting roof, there is a need for you to spot roof issues early enough and you also need to repair promptly and in a timely manner. Let me conclude by declaring that Riverfront Roofing provides only the finest roofing materials and services.

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