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Average Lifespan Roofing Materials

The lifespan of your roofing system depends on several factors including the design, climate you live in, the quality of materials, care and maintenance details. Nonetheless, the average lifespan of any type of roof can be estimated by looking at the material that is used for covering it.

Asphalt shingles are easy to maintain, they are relatively inexpensive and can be installed quite easily by a Parker roofing company. Depending on the type of manufacturer, the average lifespan of an asphalt shingle varies from 20 to 40 years. Fiberglass shingles typically cost more, but they also last longer, namely for about 50 years.

Wood shingles are usually made from pressure treated wood and cost more than asphalt shingles. Lasting for about 30 years, this type of roof is resistant to insects and heat.

Copper and steel offer high durability and a long lifespan, of over 50 years. In fact, this type of roof can last up to 100 years.

Stone tiles are usually made of concrete, clay or terracotta, and slate. They are highly resistant to harsh weather conditions, but they are quite heavy and therefore require expert installation and repair.

Roofs that are made of thermoplastic olefin membrane can last from 40 to 50 years and are also very resistant.

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