How often do I need to change my roof?

A frequent question we receive is ‘when do I know when to change my roof?’. It’s a question we always struggle to answer because the frequency of changing a roof depends on several factors:

  1. Material: Different roofing materials have varying lifespans. For example, asphalt shingles typically last 20-30 years, while metal roofs can last 50 years or more.
  2. Weather: Harsh weather conditions, such as strong winds, heavy rain, and extreme heat, can shorten the lifespan of a roof.
  3. Maintenance: Proper maintenance, such as regular cleaning and repairs, can extend the lifespan of a roof.
  4. Quality of installation: The quality of the roofing installation can impact its lifespan. Poor installation can result in leaks and other issues that can shorten the lifespan of the roof.

In general, most roofs need to be replaced every 20-30 years. However, if they are well maintained then they may last longer.