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How Long Does A Roof Last?

Whether you’re building a new home or looking to renovate, you’ll be thinking about the type of roof to install.


Your roof is the first line of defence in protecting your home from the harsh Australian elements and is your building’s biggest investment. 


Installing or replacing a roof requires you to choose what type of material is best for your home. And knowing how long a roof lasts is a major consideration.


In this post, we’ll help with this, by exploring the longevity of popular roofing materials used in Australia today.


Metal Roofs


Affordable and durable, metal roofs include materials such as Colorbond, Zincalume, galvanised, and even stainless steel roof cladding products.


In general metal roofs will easily last over 40 years, with the popular Colorbond roofing material lasting up to 100 years.


Metal roofs are resistant to fire and can withstand hail and snow, are easier to install and do not require much maintenance. 


Slate Tile Roofs


Slate tile roofing is one of the best quality roofing materials and a great choice for hot regions or areas with salt air. They add style and beauty to a home.


Quality slate tile roofs can last over 100 years.


Made from natural materials, they are environmentally friendly and resistant to fungi and rot. 

Slate tiles are more difficult to install,  so they are a much more expensive option.


Terracotta Tile Roofs


Terracotta is made from raw materials and has been used for almost 6 thousand years. No wonder the Terracotta Army uncovered in China was found immaculately preserved at 2000 years old.


Unfortunately, terracotta roof tiles today don’t last that long, with a 50 - 75 year life expectancy depending on quality.


Terracotta tile roofing can reduce your energy bills because they absorb heat and can be specially treated to reflect heat in hotter regions. It is a highly durable material which is weather and fire resistant.


Whatever type of roofing material you choose for your roof installation or replacement, make sure you use fully qualified roofers, like the team at Roo Roofing.


There are big advantages engaging Roo Roofing for your roofing project. Due to Roo Roofing’s years of vast knowledge and set of trade skills we will offer the correct advice and solution for your roofing renovation project.

Let us help you with your roofing decisions. Get in contact with us now.