On average, a new residential roof will last Minnesota homeowners about 20 years. Some roof system types, such as slate, clay tile, and certain metal (e.g., copper) systems, can last longer.
Factors that contribute to the life span of a new roof include:
Local Climate & Environmental Conditions
Here in Minnesota, we experience some of the coldest and most brutal Winters in the nation. With Winter comes, high wind, snow, and even hail which can all cause
Quality of Material
On average, Strip Shingles can last anywhere between 10-25 years, Dimensional Shingles can last between 30-50 years and Premium Shingles can last up to 50 years.
Even the best roofing materials won’t hold up if installed incorrectly. Improper installation can lead to leaks in your roof which can then lead to water damage within your home’s structure.
Regular Roof Maintenance
Maintenance is probably the most overlooked factor that contributes to a roof’s lifespan. Inspections annually and after big storms can uncover small problems before they become major issues. For example, if a shingle gets blown off during a wind storm, replacing it quickly can prevent damage to the rest of the roof.
Roofing product manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their products. Take a close look at those warranties to see what responsibilities and financial obligations manufacturers will assume if their products fail to reach their expected lives. Contact us today to learn more about our manufacturers’ warranties.