Keeping an eye on the condition of your roof can help prolong its life. You can add a few years onto your roof’s life by scheduling regular maintenance. The lifespan of your roof depends on outdoor conditions and the material of your roof. So, how long does a roof last? Below we will discuss the lifespan of five different roof materials. How long do asphalt roof shingles last?   Asphalt shingles are made of fiberglass and asphalt sealant, allowing them to protect your home from snow, wind, rain, and other weather conditions. They are one of the most common roofing materials but keep in mind there are different types of asphalt shingles. The cheaper asphalt shingles will likely have a shorter lifespan: around 15 to 20 years. Architectural or dimensional shingles can withstand harsh weather and last up to 25 years. The highest quality shingles can withstand intense wind and last up to 30 years. To understand the lifespan, you must learn which types of asphalt shingles you have on your roof. Signs that your asphalt shingles may need to be replaced: Cracked shingles Curling shingles Mineral granules in your gutter How long do metal roofs last? Like asphalt shingles, there […] read more