How Long Should a Roof Last?Home Restorations Experts
Is your roof showing signs of aging and you’re wondering whether you should replace it? The average life expectancy of a roof depends on the type of roofing material you have. The most common roofing material is asphalt shingles. Typically asphalt shingles can be expected to last somewhere around 20 years. Architectural shingles last about 25 years.
Another common residential roofing material is cedar shake. On average, a cedar shake roof will last you anywhere from 20 to 35 years, but if properly maintained they can last even longer. Metal roofs are not as common in the Chicagoland area, but they are certainly durable and can last 30 to 50 years, or even longer depending on the material.
The numbers listed above are for roofs that have not sustained damage. A damaged roof can rapidly deteriorate and cause major issues. If you have roof damage, or just want to know how much more life your roof has, contact us today for a free, no-obligation roofing estimate.