Roofs are the first and most important barriers from the elements. Since they play such a pivotal role of protecting assets, property owners in the market for a new roof often ask us how long their chosen roof will last. While numerous factors can effect roof lifespan, in this blog we will examine the typical useful life of a few of the roofing systems we install in and around Nashville.
Single Ply TPO: 20-30 yrs.
Most known as a white “cool roof” due its solar reflectivity, TPO is a modern singly ply membrane roofing system. TPO’s roofs are warrantied 20-30 yrs. varying by material thickness, but it has not been around more than 20 years, so time will tell on the actual performance lifespan.
Metal: 30-45 yrs.
Longevity is one of the elements that make metal roofs so desirable for building owners. Metal roofs are warrantied by the manufacturer for 30-45 yrs. Some metals, like copper, carry a use life up to 80 years!
Shingles: 15-30 yrs.
The life expectancy of shingle roofing is 15-30 yrs. This varies by the thickness style of the shingle. Other factors in play are the pitch of the roof and the color of the shingle.