Almost every type of consumer product and building material has a set lifespan. Most homeowners may fret about the idea of investing in a new roof or roofing repairs as it’s a major expense for your home. Knowing when you’ll have to replace your roof is important to protecting your home. If you’re wondering how often you should replace your roof here are some ideas about the process to help you through.

The average roofing system needs to be replaced between 15 to 50 years to bet on the roofing material that you previously installed on your roofing system. A professional roofing contractor should be performing a roofing inspection every year to make sure that there will be an indication of any repairs that need to be made as well as to give a rough idea of when your roof will need replacement.

Depending on the material that you’ve installed, you can also get extended lifespan out of your. Most asphalt shingles are designed to last between 15 to 18 years. Architectural shingles can last up to 30 years whereas wood and metal shingles can last between 30 to 40 years. At the top end of the market there are items like clay tiles which have an average lifespan of 50 years.

If you’re not getting regular assessments on your roof or your roofing materials were not installed by a professional, there’s a chance that you might have to replace your roofing materials early on. Humidity, heat and storms can all cut into the average lifespan of your roof so making sure that you get a professional assessment after any major weather events can be crucial.

Contact us today if you need an inspection for your roof.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best roofers in St Petersburg FL. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.