How Long Should a New Roof Last?

Nov 07, 2022

Close-up of a newly installed asphalt shingle roof on a large house

A roof replacement is a big investment in your home, and one that you’ll want to last for quite some time. But how long exactly can you expect your new roof to last? While the average lifespan of a standard asphalt shingle roof is 25 years, there are a lot of things that can make this number vary dramatically.

What Impacts the Lifespan of a Roof

Here are the top three factors that can impact how long a roof should last:

  • Type of roof – Today, there are more roofing options than ever before, and each material has its own expected lifespan. Even the standard asphalt shingle roof has a wide range, including premium dimensional shingles that can last for up to 50 years.
  • Local weather – The type of weather you experience can greatly impact how long your new roof will last. Extreme temperature changes throughout the seasons, high winds, heavy rains, harsh sunlight, and other inclement weather all take their toll on the roofing system and cause it to deteriorate a little faster than it would if the weather was always nice.
  • Quality of the installation – Another important factor in how long a new roof will last is how well it’s installed. There’s more to a roof than the shingles that meet your eye. The underlayment, leak barriers, and workmanship that goes into installing these elements of the roof can also help – or hurt – the lifespan of the roof as well.

When you choose a high-quality roofing system and a reliable roofing company to install it, you can expect to maximize the lifespan of your roofing system. At Kingdom Contracting, that’s exactly what we provide for our clients so that they can enjoy the very best when they choose us for their roof replacement project. To learn more about how long a new roof should last, contact us today.