Convincing Reasons to Save Up More Money When Your Old Roof Lives Longer

It's a confusing problem to have, and we can't blame Littleton, CO homeowners who fail to act at the first sign of it. Your asphalt shingle roof has gone beyond 30 years of age, putting it beyond the manufacturer's estimate. While it is advantageous, it's an enormous burden because it has become unpredictable.

Truthfully, in our experience as Littleton, CO's most dependable roofing company, asphalt shingles surviving beyond its lifespan have about 2-5 more years to live. We highly recommend never remaining complacent with your aged roof. Your main goal is still to replace it.

The remaining additional life years it possesses are still beneficial because it allows you to save up more money for both materials and labor. Your roof's unpredictability will not save you money if you leave it standing without recourse in the near future. You won't need to wait until your aged roof introduces water damages to your property with enough savings during its extended lifespan.

If you plan carefully, the 2-5-year additional roofing protection enables you to save more than double the needed labor service and material costs. In doing so, you can be sure you end up with the highest-quality roofing service and protection afterward.

Above Roofing has an excellent post detailing the average lifespan of all common residential roofing materials. Read more about them below.

Average Lifespan of a Roof

Obviously, the different types of roofs have different lifespans. So, we’ll start by listing our estimates of average roof lifespans based on the roofing material used.

Asphalt Shingles

Under normal circumstances, 3-tab asphalt shingle roofs should last 15-20 years before needing replacement. However, architectural asphalt shingle roofs are a bit more resilient to the elements due to their design. These may last up to 10 years longer than 3-tab asphalt shingle roofs.

Clay/Cement Tile Roofing

Clay/concrete tile roofing is one of the hardiest roofing options there is. Not only are the tiles very resilient, but they’re also heavy. This means they’re installed on top of extra-sturdy roofing reinforcement, which means even more protection for your home.

For these reasons, tile roofing is extremely durable and will last from 50 to even 100 years.

Slate Roofing

Slate is by far the most durable roof you can buy. In most cases, it will last 100 years or longer.

Wood Shingles

Wood shingles usually last 25-30 years. But they require maintenance, which affects their lifespan.

For example, if you don’t keep the roof clear of leaves and moss growth, they trap moisture against the roofing, encouraging decay. But, if you keep up on the necessary maintenance, you might get 50 or so years out of your wood shingle roof.

Wood roofing is also particularly susceptible to damage by fire. Thus, it is hazardous and illegal to install in certain locations as it can easily go up in flames.

Wood Shakes

Since wood shakes are thicker than shingles, they’re more resistant to factors like UV rays and harsh weather. These roofs should last for 35-40 years.

But, again, maintenance is a factor. How well you maintain a wood shake roof determines how long it lasts. (Continue Reading Here)

If you need excellent roofing repair, restoration, and installation services, you can always count on us at Roper Roofing. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.


795 McIntyre St. Suite 303
Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 720-809-7586



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