Materials and workmanship—as well as the weather elements in your location—determine the lifespan of a roof. While many types of roofs last longer than 15 years, some can hold up well for 50 years or longer, barring a serious storm or a large fallen tree. Not surprisingly, cheaper roofing materials won’t last as long as more expensive types, and the price range is quite broad. At the lower end are shingles costing $70 per square (in roofing terms, a “square” is 100 square feet) and at the higher end you can pay as much as $1,500 per square—with shingles in the top price range potentially lasting longer than the house itself. So read on to learn how long different types of shingles are likely to last so you can judge the lifespan of your roof.

Original Article Source Credits:   Bob Vila , https://www.bobvila.com/

Article Written By:   Glenda Taylor and Bob Vila

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