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How Long Do Different Roofing Types Last?
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How Long Do Different Roofing Types Last?

Roofs are one of the key components of any building, providing shelter against environmental elements while helping preserve the structural integrity of a property. Not all roofing materials offer equal durability. In this article, Milledge Roofing Company explores this matter to help make informed decisions when installing or replacing new roofing, whether new installations or repairs. Consulting professional roofing contractors is often recommended if you need help determining which material best meets your roofing needs.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles have become one of North America's most widely used roof materials due to their cost-efficiency and easy installation process, making them popular with homeowners. Coming in different styles and colors, asphalt shingles make a timeless addition to any home's rooftop - lasting anywhere from 15-30 years depending on climate, maintenance requirements, and quality installation; regular roof repair and shingle replacement will extend this lifespan further.

To maximize the life and durability of an asphalt shingle roof, it's advisable to arrange routine inspections and maintenance by experienced roofing contractors or a dependable company. Prompt roof repair of damaged shingles may prevent minor issues from growing into more significant ones.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is well known for its superior durability and weather resistance, making it an excellent choice for commercial and residential properties. Metal roofs typically last between 40 to 70 years with proper care - though initial costs may exceed those associated with asphalt shingles in terms of their long lifespan and cost over time.

Regular roof inspection and repair by experienced roofing contractors is key for quickly spotting potential problems, while proper care can ensure it lasts decades more than its predecessors.

Wood Shingles and Shakes

Wood shingles and shakes offer a timeless natural aesthetic that many homeowners appreciate. Cedar and redwood are popular materials used for roofing; with proper care, these roofs may last between 20 and 40 years with proper upkeep. However, they're more susceptible to rot, insect infestation, and weathering than some alternatives.

Regular inspections by roofing companies or contractors are crucial to extend the longevity of a wood shingle or shake roof. Addressing any damage promptly, applying sealants effectively, and performing necessary roof repairs can all prolong its longevity.

Slate Roofing

Slate roofing has long been revered for its elegance and longevity; some slate roofs even outlast their homeowners by decades! Slate is an invaluable investment option, crafted from natural stone material that resists weathering and has long life cycles. While its initial costs may seem high initially, its longevity makes slate an invaluable option when searching for long-term roof solutions.

Regular roof maintenance and repair by qualified roofing contractors are critical in maintaining the integrity of a slate roof, helping identify any potential issues early and preventing more expensive repairs from developing down the line. Regular inspections by professional contractors will identify issues quickly, potentially saving time and money by identifying costly fixes in advance.

Clay and Concrete Tiles

Clay and concrete tiles are beloved materials thanks to their long lifespan and appealing aesthetic appeal, typically lasting 40-100 years when properly maintained. Furthermore, these roof materials resist fire, rot, and insects - an attractive feature especially advantageous in areas with harsh climate conditions.

Engaging roofing contractors or a roofing company for regular inspection and roof repair to maintain optimal condition is the best way to keep a clay or concrete tile roof in good shape, protecting its structure from further degradation and replacing any damaged tiles as soon as they appear to avoid additional harm to its integrity.

Milledge Roofing Company

No matter the chosen roofing style, regular maintenance, and timely roof repair are vital to extending its lifespan, protecting property, and curb appeal. Consulting Milledge Roofing Company may assist in making informed decisions that can extend its lifespan as much as possible. A well-kept roof not only offers protection but can add considerable value and curb appeal as well.

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100% Satisfied! I highly recommend this company.  Mike is very kind, extremely knowledgeable, and professional. I called several companies and Mike/Milledge Roofing responded the quickest, answered all my questions, and also had the most reasonable price.  I am very pleased with the repairs done to my roof today.  Impressive company!*****

Rhonda Ottosen,
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My wife and I just bought a house and noticed that the roof needed to be fixed. Everyone that I talked to recommended this company and now I can see why. Mike is super friendly, quick to respond, and the quality of work is amazing! He and his team came out, quoted us, and had the new roof on within the week. We are very pleased with him and recommend them to anyone with roofing needs!

Jacob Gooch,
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I highly recommend Milledge Roofing and can't say enough about how professional, knowledgeable and caring they are.  Bret and Mike went above and beyond to make sure my family will stay safe.  They fixed what needed to be fixed and didn't try to sell me on anything and have proven to be a very trustworthy company.

Casey Hoorelbeke,
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They did a great job on our roof and the process was painless. Seth cash was very polite and helpful while helping me deal with my insurance claim and was always quick to respond when I had any questions. The roofers did a perfect job and there was no trash left or any damage to my plants. I would highly recommend them!

Betty Campbell,