How Long Does a Roof Last?

Whether you’re purchasing a new property or considering re-tiling the roof on your current home, you need to be aware of the lifespan of existing and new tiles. The roof is the first line of defense your home has against all types of weather and the sun so it’s important to know how often a roof should be repaired and replaced.


The Lifespan of Roofing Tiles



There are a number of different factors that come into play when assessing the lifespan of roof tiles. A well-tiled roof can last anywhere up to 60 years. However, this will largely depend on how well it has been maintained during that time. This longevity is one of the main advantages of tiled roofs and, depending on the immediate environment of the local area, a tiled roof can last beyond the expected 50-60 year average.



Clay roofs have maintained their popularity largely because of their aesthetic appeal and durability. Most tile manufacturers will offer a guarantee of 30 years, though most clay tile roofs should last for a minimum of 60 years. This lifespan can be extended depending on where you live and how well maintained they are.



The roofs made from concrete tiles should last a minimum of 60 years. The underlay will have a shorter lifespan which typically lasts for about 40 years, based on average conditions. Concrete tiles are made from cement, sand, and water along with smaller elements added to the mixture. This makes concrete tiles more durable than other types.



Most people who opt for natural slate roof tiles do so for the stunning finish it adds to the property. The added bonus is that a slate roof has a lifespan of 80-100 years, although this can last longer if maintained well after installation.


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