How long should a roof last?

The roof is one of a house’s most important structural aspects; unfortunately, roofs don’t last forever. Knowing when to replace a roof depends on several factors, such as where you live and the type of roofing material. But some signs can tell you when to consider a roof replacement.

We talked to a roofing expert about how long a roof should last. Sean Chapman is a professional carpenter with more than ten years of experience and the founder of the home-improvement website Tools & Goods. Chapman had some excellent insights into how often you should replace a roof.

How often should you replace your roof?

The first thing to identify is the roofing material for a rough estimate of how often to replace a roof. Some last significantly longer than others. Chapman provided us with the following guideline to help you determine how often you should replace your roof based on its material.

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