How Long Does a Tile, Shingle, Metal, and Flat Roof Last in Miami?

Published 09.16.2019

Tile Roofs
A tile roof can have a lifespan between 20 to 30 years and there are handmade barrel tiles that can last over 50 years. Tiles act as the first line of defense by reflecting the sun’s rays and protect the underlayment from exposure to the elements. The manner in which the barrel tiles are installed act as the waterproofing of the roof, whereas with regular tile roofs, the underlayment acts as the waterproofing.

Flat Roofs
Depending on the roofing methods and materials used, the life expectancy of a flat roof can exceed 10 years in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Thermoplastic olefin, more commonly referred to as TPO membrane, is a cost-effective and durable single-ply roofing system which is on the higher end of the lifespan. This flat roofing system is quickly growing in popularity and demand, in both residential and commercial markets, and has the greatest resistance to weather conditions in South Florida.

Metal Roofs
Metal roofs typically last 20 to 30 years and can withstand high winds and other severe weather conditions and offer a combination of a traditional style and great durability. This material is considered to be one of the most durable as it is resistant to fire and suffers minimal damage from direct impact without perforation. When you consider metal roofs in coastal areas, those that are not aluminum or copper will not last as long because the salt in the air may corrode metal.

Shingle Roofs
Asphalt roofing shingles can last between 10 to 20 years and are considered to be cost-effective, durable and easy to maintain. While regular 3-tab asphalt roofing shingles can last 10 to 20 years, dimensional shingles offer more protection from wind and rain because of the double-bonded layer and can last between 20-30 years.

Working With Roofing Experts
Who you choose to work with for your roofing project makes a significant difference in the longevity of your new roof. Since 2004 T&S Roofing has been serving homeowners in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale with high quality and reliable roofing services. We have the experience, resources, and certifications required for any size residential roofing project. For a free consultation, please contact us at (305) 265-2654.

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