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Are you worried about the state of your Houston building’s roof? Between humid weather, periodic tropical storms, and hot Texas sun, your home’s roof can take a beating. Planning for roof replacement or a re-roofing means knowing how long a roof lasts.

How Long Will My Houston Roof Last?

The materials you use for your home’s roof contribute to how long it will last. Asphalt shingles, the most common roofing material in the Gulf area, are the least expensive and the least durable. With proper care, you can expect an asphalt roof to last about 10-15 years.

Clay and slate shingles are lovely to look at and can help reduce the effects of a hot Texas sun. These materials can be damaged easily and should be installed with care. However, once they’re placed on the roof, they can last up to 50 years.

Finally, a seamed metal roof, which can be crafted to resemble wooden, clay, or asphalt shingles, can last about 30 years. Metal roofs can afford your home a lot of protection during tropical storms and hurricanes.

When Should I Schedule a Roofing Replacement?

We suggest that you have your Houston roof inspected at least once a year by a professional trained to spot minor problems such as loose shingles or worn spots that cause leaks. However, you should also schedule a special inspection after a major storm or hurricane, as the high winds are extremely damaging.

Schedule Your Roofing Job Today!

If you can’t remember the last time you had your roof inspected, then you probably need to schedule one. Give CM Roofing Pros a call today to schedule a roof inspection!