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How long does a roof last? That has a lot to do with the roofing material you choose to cover your home or business. Other factors that affect roof longevity include your particular weather and climate, your building’s design and construction, and the regularity of roof maintenance performed. If you’re considering a roof install or replacement, read the infographic presented by Skywalker Roofing one of the best roofing companies in North Carolina. It explores the life expectancy and various pros & cons for various roofing materials, including the following: • Asphalt Shingles Average Lifespan: 20 years Pros: Easier to Install Than Some Materials, and Often Easier to Repair Cons: Moderate Protection, Shorter Life Span Than Some Materials • Metal Roofing Average Lifespan: 30 years Pros: Different Color & Texture Options, Reliable Durability Cons: Leaks Can Form from Punctures/Tears, Sometimes Prone to Fade • Wood Shake (or Wood Shingle) Roofing Average Lifespan: 30 years Pros: Attractive Natural Shades, Renewably Sourced Cons: Higher Cost for Materials & Installation • Tile Roofing Average Lifespan: 50 years Pros: Impervious to Rot, Eco-Friendly and Recyclable Cons: Higher Cost, Complex Installation • Slate Roofing Average Lifespan: 40 years Pros: Natural Sourcing, High Resale Value Cons: Few Color Options, Complex to Repair • Rubber Roofing Average Lifespan: 40 years Pros: Long Lasting, Minimal Maintenance Cons: Not Suitable for All Roof Styles, Professional Installation Required For more details about roofing material options, their respective lifespans, and more, be sure to check out the full infographic from Skywalker Roofing!


Christy Wilson

Stokesdale, United States

Skywalker Roofing is a high quality, consumer backed roofing company established by Luke Wilson. Luke has been involved in the roofing industry since 1992. He started his own business from his home in 2003. Due to continued growth and increased volume, he had to relocate his business to Greensboro and other NC areas.

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