We understand here at ProCraft Exteriors that you don’t want to hire a contractor to repair or replace your roof until it is absolutely necessary. You want to get your full money’s worth on your roof, which has likely been repaired or replaced in the past few decades.


However, it is essential to know what type of roof you have, and how long your roof should last because if you ignore it for too long, your home could become dangerous for you and your family.


In this blog, you will learn how long each type of roof lasts before needing to get repaired or replaced, and we promise that you will know exactly what you need to do after you read this.


Ceramic Tile Roofing

Ceramic tiles are extremely popular in Florida. They offer incredible fire protection, wind resistance, and resiliency in severe weather patterns. They are slightly more brittle than their other tile counterpart, clay tiles, but, if you are looking to have a greater style and color selection, then ceramic tiles are a great choice for your home. 


You can expect a roof that has ceramic to last about 50 years. 


Some signs that your ceramic tile roof needs to be repaired or replaced:

  • Water seepage from under the roof tiles
  • Cracked or missing tiles
  • Streaks on the fascia board
  • Interior ceiling stains
  • Musty smell in the house
  • Algae buildup, especially in one area
  • Water drainage washing out flower beds or foundation

Clay Tile Roofing

Clay roofs are considered to be one of, if not the highest quality roofing materials you can get as they are extremely solid, durable, and dense.


Not only that, but they are the best option environmentally as they are made of natural materials that are not susceptible to rotting and will also save you money on powering your home because they are very thermal.


Obviously, because of this, they are on the more expensive side to repair or replace, but it is pretty rare when that happens. Clay roofs can last for approximately 50-75 years.


Here are some signs your clay roof has reached the end of its lifespan:

  • Dry tiles
  • Brittle tiles
  • Cracking tiles
  • Water damage
  • Weak underlayment


Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are 100% recyclable and extremely durable, as they are made out of aluminum in most cases. 


They are made to withstand heavy rain and wind and require little to no maintenance.


With that in mind, a lot of roofers don’t offer metal roof services because not many people are into the look of metal roofs and think they will be too loud when it rains (but this is not the case).


Now, metal roofs can easily last between 50-70 years, and sometimes even longer. 


Here are some signs that your metal roof should probably be repaired or even replaced:

  • Metal panels have clear storm damage
  • The fasteners holding your roof together are starting to wallow out
  • The finishing paint coat on your roof looks damaged or is streaking


The Bottom Line

When it comes down to it, just because you have a clay roof, for example, that does not mean it will live out its entire life span of 50 years, especially if it was installed by a shoddy contractor.


That is why you need to be aware of the signs that your certain roof needs to be repaired or replaced.


Here at ProCraft Exteriors, we have been serving the state of Florida for several years, and we are committed to giving you honest and quality roofing services. If you have any concerns whatsoever about your roof, please call us at (239) 288-2677, and we will be sure to work with you to find the solution to your roofing problem.