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How Long Should a Roof Last

An Average Shingled Roofs Life Expectancy

Is your roof old? Is your roof leaking? Have you been asking yourself the question “When should I replace my roof?” It’s a good idea to know its general lifespan. In some cases, a shingled roof may last beyond its projected lifespan. You may notice signs of wear over time. Dealing with any issues when you first notice them can help protect your home from a what might be a huge disaster.

Many things can affect the overall lifespan of a home’s roof. They include the installation, climate, and how you cared for your home roof. A standard asphalt shingle roof can last twenty to forty years, depending on the quality and location of the home’s roof. You will find out that many roof shingle warranties on these types of roofs will normally only cover somewhere between fifteen and twenty years.

How Old Is Your Roof

Signs of a Worn Roof

If you are concerned about your home’s roof and think it may be approaching the end of life. You can look for signs that it needs attention.

  • Shingles are coming off in wind storms
  • The shingles are buckling or curling at the edges
    There are lots of roof shingle granules in your gutters and where downspouts discharge
  • The shingles are discolored
  • Obvious water stains on roof boards
  • You are experiencing water leaks

If your home’s roof is 15 years or older, you should consider having your roof inspected by a professional roofing contractor. At Metropolitan Design/Build our inspectors will carefully inspect every aspect of your home’s roofing system and provide you with a detailed report of the possible issues and the time you may have left with your current roof.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! It’s always better to have your roof replaced on your schedule rather than waiting for mother nature to do a number on it!

If you need to have your home’s roof inspected contact Metropolitan Design/Build today to schedule a roof inspection. (301) 870-2145


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