What is the Longevity of My New Roof?

Mesa RooferHow long your roof will last depends on a number of factors. These factors include the materials from which the roof is constructed, the type of weather it has to endure, how well it’s maintained, and the quality of the installation. Roofs made from concrete, slate tiles, and clay tend to last the longest. Metal roofing and asphalt shingles are also quite durable. Natural products including wooden shakes tend to have the shortest lifespans. But no matter the materials from which your roof is made, if it isn’t properly installed its lifespan will be much shorter.


Weather is a crucial factor in determining lifespan of a roof. If the region in which the roof is installed is susceptible to high winds, heavy rains, hurricanes, storms, and lots of hail and snow, that will significantly impact he lifespan of the roof. However, even in those conditions the quality of the installation can make a big difference. Experienced roofing companies know what steps to take to ensure the roof can hold up to the wear and tear bad weather can cause to a roof. A good roof installation company will add extra fortification to protect the roof and prolong its lifespan.


The National Association of Home Builders says that under normal weather conditions the average roof can last for decades if it is properly installed and the right materials are used. They point out that high-quality asphalt shingles are warrantied for up to 50 years. Architectural asphalt and wooden shingles, on the other hand, generally last for about 30 years. Metal roofing products commonly last between 40 and 80 years and concrete, clay, and slate tiles have been known to last as long as 100 years according to the NAHB. The style in which a roof is built also impacts its durability and longevity.


According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, the most commonly used roofing material is asphalt shingles. This is because these shingles come in a wide array of styles, patterns, colors and are relatively inexpensive. They tend to last about 20 years. However, no matter what type of roofing materials you choose, it’s essential to find a licensed, experienced roofing company to handle the installation. Consult them before deciding on the roofing materials you choose. They can advise you on the type of roofing material that will last longest based on the weather in your region.

Roof Longevity Serving your Mesa community everyday. Give Express Roofing LLC a call at (480) 226-4245 for guaranteed quality roof inspection services! Our roofing contractors in Mesa, Arizona will be happy to help with an inspection as we see the value and importance in them for everyone. Contact Express Roofing LLC today for more information as we will provide you with all the information and answers you need regarding your roof in need of an inspection. Our team of experienced roofers believe in high quality services and the satisfaction of our customers.