The lifespan of your roof will be determined by a few different factors such as roofing material, weather conditions and roof maintenance as well as unpredictable factors. Escex Roofing & Restorations provides any roofing material to fit your needs. 

Our expert roofers can guide you through your options to make the right selection based on your needs. But we know what the first question always is, “How long will that kind-of roof last me?” So, we decided to break it down for you.

Asphalt Shingles

The average lifespan for shingles, which is normally around 20 years, is determined to be about 14 years for warmer environments, such as the Southwest. In the North and Northeastern regions of the United States, asphalt shingles last anywhere from 19 to more than 20 years.


Metal is a very popular type of roofing material especially because it’s virtually maintenance free, and very durable. They have a lifespan of 30 to 50 years, but information is still being gathered on a more accurate average. In good circumstances, metal roofs may last 75 years. To maximize lifespan, regularly check them to make sure that fasteners and sealants haven’t failed, and inspect for distressed, bent, or slipped panels.

Wood Shingle Roof

Wood shingle roofs make for an extremely attractive roof. They average about 25 to 30 years in longevity, though they have proved to often have longer lifespans in locations where the roof experiences mild conditions and remains free of debris. Meticulously maintained, wood shingle roofs could potentially last for 50 years. Replacing split and cracked shingles immediately and keeping the roof free of moss can extend the roof’s lifespan.

Wood Shake 

With proper installation, a wood shake roof can have a lifespan of 20-40 years, though longer life is not rare with this roofing material. Wood shakes are a thicker material than wood shingles, and they can be expected to stand up better than wood shingles to weather and UV rays.

Clay Tiles

There’s a good reason clay roof tiles have been used for centuries for homes all around the world… Clay roof tiles are not only beautiful but also extremely durable. Their lifespan can last anywhere from 50 to 100 years. So if you’re in the right climate for a clay tile roof and plan on staying in your home for the long haul, a clay tile roof could be a great option for you.

Slate Roofing

Slate is one of the few roofing options that shouldn’t need to be replaced within the span of a lifetime. Slate shingles can last anywhere from 125-200 years. So if you put a slate roof on your home, leave a note for your grandkids about the roof that they might want to take a look at it once in a while. 

For residents needing roof repair or replacement in Metro Atlanta, call Escex Roofing and Restorations for a FREE INSPECTION. You can trust that your home improvements are in safe hands at Escex Roofing and Restorations. We are eager to discuss your options. Call us today for more information at 855-47-ESCEX, (855-473-7239). You can also email us at or click here to fill out a FREE INSPECTION form.