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Two-Part Blog: What Affects Your Roof’s Life Span?
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Two-Part Blog: What Affects Your Roof’s Life Span?

Even the sturdiest roofing system won’t last forever—but there are certain things you can do to prolong your roof’s service life. In this first installment of our two-part blog, Universal Roofing and Exteriors explains what factors you can control and which you cannot.

Roof Life Span

Roof Material and Longevity

Certain roofing materials are built to last longer than others. Three-tab asphalt shingles, the most basic roof material available, has a rather modest life span. Architectural asphalt shingles, on the other hand, can typically last for around 20-30 years when properly maintained.

The Weather

Weather also plays a large role on your roof’s life span. Heavy rains, strong winds, and intense heat can take a toll on your roof’s longevity. We recommend hiring a certified roofer like us to inspect your roof on a regular basis so we can address problems in their infancy.

Attic Ventilation

Attic ventilation does more than just regulate your home’s temperature; it allows your roof to “breath” throughout the year. Poor ventilation causes the roof structure, underlayment, and shingles to dry out in winter and bake in humidity in the summer. Making sure your attic is properly ventilated can help extend your roof’s service life.


Finally, poor installation will reduce your roof’s longevity. In fact, most roofing problems actually originate from faulty installation. At Universal Roofing and Exteriors, you can count on us for a flawless installation.

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