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What is the Average Lifespan of a Roof?

How long does a new roof last in Florida?
Read Time: 4.5 Minutes | Jan 6, 2020
 

What is the Average Lifespan of a Roof?

How long does a new roof last in Florida?
Read Time: 4.5 Minutes | Jan 6, 2020
What is the Average Lifespan of a Roof?

The average lifespan of your roof depends on the type of roofing material you have installed. Shingle roofs tend to have a shorter lifespan than other options, such as tile. The average lifespan of a roof can be affected by the slope of your home, the climate where you live, and the quality of material installed among other things.

HOW LONG DOES A NEW ROOF LAST?

While there are many factors that can affect how long a roof should last, the main one is the material that it’s made out of. The average lifespans of the most common Florida roofing materials are as follows:

  • 3-Tab Shingles – 10-15 years
  • Architectural Shingles – 15-20 years
  • Tile – 35-50 years

Different types of shingles

WHAT FACTORS AFFECT THE LIFESPAN OF A ROOF?

A roof’s lifespan is completely dependent on many different factors. While many are out of your control, there are a few that you can keep in mind when purchasing a house or getting a new roof.

Roof Lifespan Factors You Can Control

Color

Dark colors absorb more heat. In states like Florida where the climate is warm, this becomes a concern. To boost the longevity of your roof, opt for a lighter color if possible. Lighter colors shingles and tiles will absorb less heat and last longer.

Shingle Options

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Tile Options