What is the most common roofing system used today?
But the most common type of roof you see on homes today is an asphalt roof. An asphalt roof is a roof system made primarily out of asphalt shingles and other asphalt roofing components. The reason for its popularity is simply because it’s the most cost-effective type of roof for the average homeowner.
For a standard 3-tab asphalt shingle roof, that’s 25-years. As long as your roof has been properly ventilated and installed you should get pretty close to that 25 years of roof life.
What are the 3 signs your roof needs to be replaced?
- Your asphalt roof is about 20 years old.
- Your asphalt roof fails prematurely.
- Your asphalt room was damaged from a storm.
What about if you have a metal roof system?
A typical metal roof can last for 50 years or more. Compare that to an asphalt shingle roof which you can expect to replace about every 15-25 years.
Your roof is one of the most important and expensive choices you’ll make for your house. No pressure. If you’d prefer a more specific professional opinion if now is the time for a roof replacement, call our roofing team to discuss your home’s situation.