How Long Do Roofs Last?

Though most roofs are built to last for long periods of time, like most things, they don’t exactly last forever, and can show signs of damage and deterioration. If you’re a homeowner, you might be wondering how long your roof is going to last, which is a simple question, but can yield a complicated answer. To put it simply, there are a number of factors that can affect the lifespan of a roof, most of which we’ll be covering in today’s blog article. To get closer to an answer for your own roof, keep reading below for more information!

Factor #1 – Materials

In exterior remodeling, the durability of virtually anything boils down to the materials that are used. Of course, this is no exception with roofs, as certain materials are known to be more durable than others. To provide an example, asphalt shingles may be visually appealing and budget-friendly, but they are not exactly known for their durability or longevity. On the other hand, steel roofs may not have the most agreeable appearance for every homeowner out there, but they can keep the elements at bay without breaking a sweat. If your roof’s materials are likely to deteriorate, you can expect your roofing system to follow suit.

Factor #2 – Quality of Installation

Perhaps second to materials in terms of importance, the quality of installation can have a lasting effect on the lifespan of your roof. Simply put, if your roof is poorly installed, you can expect a diminished lifespan. Alternatively, if your roof is installed well, you can expect it to have a long and prosperous lifespan without the need for regular maintenance or premature repair/replacement. This is why it’s important to hire a trusted contractor with expertise and experience – like us here at Pinnacle Exteriors!

Factor #3 – Climate

Last but not least, there’s no denying that weather and climate can affect the life of a roof. In climates that have generally mild and calm weather, roofs typically last a lot longer than ones subjected to harsh conditions. Especially here in New England, where the weather can be polarizing and unpredictable, roofs may show signs of deterioration sooner than expected.

Looking for a Quality Roofing Contractor?

Our team has you covered here at Pinnacle Exteriors! Pinnacle Exteriors has served homeowners throughout the Boston metro area with the best in roof repair and installation. If your roof needs maintenance, consult Pinnacle Exteriors for your next project! Give us a call today at (617) 237-2855 to get in touch with our team! We look forward to working with you!