Friday, August 10, 2018

What is the Typical Life Expectancy for Commercial Roofing?

The lifespan of a commercial roof can differ based on different styles and materials, so knowing the life expectancy of the different commercial roofing materials can help you make the right financial decision when replacing your roof.  As a business owner, you want to know what kind of roofing materials are going to be the most energy efficient, cost efficient and durable.

In today’s market, commercial roofs can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years – or even more! Below is a breakdown of the life expectancy for some of the most common types of commercial roofs:

  • EPDM rubber roof life expectancy: EDPM rubber is one of the most common commercial roofing materials and is put together using rolls of a highly durable rubber. This type of rubber gives your roof a life expectancy of anywhere from 20 to 30 years. An EPDM roof is usually installed on a large building with a flat roof.
  • TPO single ply roof life expectancy: These types of roofs tend to last at least 10 to 20 years, although they can sustain themselves anywhere between 20 and 30 years.  TPO is similar to EPDM in that it is usually installed on a building with a flat roof.
  • Metal roof system life expectancy: Metal roofs are one of the most long lasting roofs you can install, and will last anywhere from 30 to 45 years. They are very adaptable to roofs with steep-slopes.
  • Asphalt roof system life expectancy: These types of roofs can last up to 30 years depending on the slope of the roof and whether or not there is a consistent maintenance schedule. 

By scheduling regular maintenance, you can maximize the lifespan of your roofing system, as well as reduce overall costs! Give us a call today to schedule a maintenance check or click here to visit our Website.