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Life Expectancy of Exterior Household Parts

Roof
ItemLife in yearsComments
Asphalt shingles15-25Most common. Life depends on climate and quality.
Wood shakes25-30Expensive. Contract, expand due to climate.
Tile30-50Can crack at sides.
SlateLifeHigh quality. Maintenance for cracks, nail rust.
Metal20-25Paint to prevent rust.
Built-up asphalt15-20Must be well-maintained. Snow, water, main problems.
Felt20-30 
Tar gravel10-15 
Asbetos shingles30Get brittle. Frequent maintenance.
Composite shingles12-16 
TinLifeRusts easily. needs regular painting.
4-5 ply15-25Layers on tar paper on tar.

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