How Long Does a Roof Typically Last?

The average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is 15-30 years, but several factors can affect yours. 

Here’s a quick breakdown:

Shingle Type

Basic 3-tab shingles have the shortest lifespan (10-15 years). Architectural and luxury shingles offer superior durability, lasting significantly longer.

Severe Weather

Wind, hail, and flying debris can wreak havoc on your roof. Regular inspections after storms can help identify and address damage before it becomes a major issue.

Sun Exposure

Harsh UV rays are relentless. Over time, they can dry out and weaken your shingles, making them more prone to cracking and breaking.


Proper ventilation is crucial for roof health. Without it, moisture gets trapped, leading to rot and shingle deterioration.

Don’t Wait for Leaks!

The best defense against roof problems is a proactive approach. Schedule regular inspections, ideally in spring and fall, to identify any potential issues before they escalate. Early detection allows for minor repairs, saving you money and hassle in the long run.

Signs You Might Need a New Roof:

  • Missing or damaged shingles
  • Curled or cracked shingles
  • Visible daylight in your attic
  • Leaks or water stains on ceilings or walls

Performance Exteriors & Contracting: Your Roofing Partner

At Performance Exteriors & Contracting, we’re dedicated to keeping your home safe and secure. Our experienced roofing professionals can assess your roof’s condition, recommend the best course of action, and provide high-quality repairs or replacements using top-tier materials.

Ready for Peace of Mind?

Don’t wait for a leak to spring a surprise. Contact Performance Exteriors & Contracting today! We offer free consultations and estimates. Let’s work together to ensure your roof is ready for summer and beyond.