How long does a roof last?

May 10, 2023

Your roof is the most crucial part of your home. It protects your family and belongings from whatever Mother Nature sends your way. As important as your roof is to your home and family, it won’t last forever. Many factors come into play to affect how long a roof lasts.

Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material today. They’re durable, relatively easy to install, customizable with many colors and styles to choose from, and affordable. On average, asphalt shingle roofs last between 15 and 25 years. However, many elements impact the life of your roof, including:

Installation Quality

Your roof installers must be highly competent if you want your roof to last. Low-quality installation can lead to curling shingles, cracking, and leaks. Any of those would require roof repairs or an early roof replacement.


One predictable thing about Northwest Ohio’s weather is that it’s unpredictable. It also tends to be harsh. Our area’s hail, snow, ice, wind, and rain can all play a part in shortening your roof’s longevity. A roof replacement may be necessary if weather damage is severe.


The better you take care of your roof, the better it will protect you. Inspect your roof for damage, algae, mildew, and mold. Don’t put off roof repairs if they’re warranted—you may wind up needing a replacement roof. Clean your gutters regularly to eliminate standing water.

Other Roofing Materials

There are several other roofing materials available, each with their own longevity. They include:

  • Wood shake – 35 to 40 years
  • Metal roofs – 30 to 50 years
  • Clay – 50 to 100 years
  • Slate – 100 years or more

However, these materials cost more than asphalt shingles and require more maintenance. That’s why Frogtown Roofing Plus only installs top-of-the-line asphalt shingles. We want to offer a budget-friendly, low-maintenance replacement roof for our customers in the greater Toledo, Ohio, area.

Partnering With Frogtown Roofing Plus

As a local roofing company, Frogtown Roofing Plus has developed a reputation for excellence. We offer free roof inspections to let you know what’s going on with your roof and how well it’s aging. We’ll make recommendations on whether you would be better off with roof repairs or a replacement. Contact us today to schedule your free roof inspection.