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How long does each roofing material last in the Phoenix Valley?

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Arizona weather can get pretty extreme from heavy downpour to searing heat.

No matter what roof you have, it’ll be put to the test in the Arizona weather. Picking out a durable roof is important for homeowners and commercial property owners. Having an estimate on how long each roofing material is expected to last will give the owner a better idea on which to invest in. Since your roof protects everything under it, it’s natural that you’d want to know all about the roofing material that is being used on your property. At Jack the Roofer, we specialize in the extreme Arizona weather and have seen all that it can do to a roof here in the valley so please contact us with any questions!
How Long Materials Last.
The industry wide estimates of how long different roofing materials last are given below:

  • Asphalt Roofing shingles last 20 to 40 years
  • Concrete or clay tiles typically last at least 20 years
  • Wood shingles are good for 10 to 20 years
  • Metal Roofing shingles or panels last 15 to 40 years
  • Slate lasts for 30 to 100 years
  • Foam lasts 10 to 15 years

Why is there such a huge spread in how long different classes of material last? There are a lot of factors that play into a roof’s durability. Some of these factors can be affected by the roof owner. For example: how well is the roof guttered, ventilated, protected from UV rays, and maintained. Each situation is different and a roofing expert at Jack the Roofer can help! It’s similar to the tires on your car. They could be rated up to 80,000 miles but only lasted 70,000 because you drove on a lot of rough city roads.
One really good way to maintain your roof is to do an annual roof inspection to keep your roof in tip top shape.

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