As a homeowner, you want to know how long your roof will last.

The lifespan is dependent on the type of shingles and materials used for installation and if they are not damaged by weather. For example, asphalt shingle roofs typically last 15-25 years, fiber cement roofs last about 25, architectural asphalt and cedar shake last about 30 years, metal roofs can last 40- 80 years while slate roofs can last up to 50 years or more! Of course, the weather can damage any roof even if the materials are durable. While high winds can push the shingles along the edges and loosen them or pull them out, damage it with tree debris or chimney bricks, hail is the biggest enemy when it comes to roofs. The strong ice balls feel like rocks for your roofing and can dent, crack or wear away the protective granule cover of the shingles. Check your gutters for these granules because if the protective cover is wearing off, it might be time for re-roofing. After a storm, you always need to check your roofing for signs of damage Even the sun can heavily damage your roofing. The UV will break down any material over time and if we are talking about asphalt or wood shake the time is even shorter. Keeping in mind also that we do live in Ohio where the temperature is over 90 degree and humidity is high in the summer and below freezing most of the winter we have to consider that the high moisture and the dramatic weather change will affect the seal between the shingles and break down the materials faster shortening the lifespan of any roofing with 7-12 years Don’t let damage or wear go by for long as it can affect the entire structure of your home