How Often Does a Roof Need to Be Replaced?


Roof Replacements in SCIf knowing how often your roof needs to be replaced was as easy as throwing out a number, we wouldn’t dedicate an entire blog article to answering the question. But since this topic does merit some explanation, we’d like to educate our fellow homeowners. 


Your roof’s lifespan depends on the material your roof is made of. Most roofing companies build shingled roofs and metal roofs. Let’s take a look at both of these roof types and explore how long homeowners should expect theirs to last.

Shingled Roofs

If you’re in the habit of noticing roofs while strolling through a neighborhood or driving down the street, you’ve probably noticed that most homes and businesses have shingled roofs. While there are various types of shingles available, asphalt shingles are the most common roofing option for homes and businesses. Depending on their grade and also the weather, asphalt shingles last anywhere from 15 to 30 years.

Metal Roofs

Although more expensive upfront than shingles, metal roofs last more than 50 years. That’s half a century!


Another advantage of metal roofs is that they’re energy efficient, which is a very practical perk in a hot, humid state like South Carolina. Not only will a metal roof save you money based on its longevity, but you’ll also save money on your monthly energy bill.

Death and taxes are the only certainties

It’s important to keep in mind that no matter what material your roof is made of, the number of years it’s expected to last can (and will) vary based on climate. Both sun and snow treat man-made products with a vengeance, and the degree to which your roof experiences these weather patterns affects how long it lasts.


If you’re not sure how many more years you have on your roof, contact Joye Roofing to schedule a roof inspection. We’ll do a full evaluation and determine whether you need a roof repair or a roof replacement. Give us a call or click on the banner below to book your inspection now!


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Derek Joye has been roofing homes and businesses in the Midlands for over 10 years.