When you’re choosing a new home, the condition of its roof is important, but it is also just one of many important considerations that go into your final decision. Although you’ll want your roof to be in good condition, you may be willing to accept a compromise on a home’s roof in exchange for a great layout and other features. However, once you’ve purchased a home, it is important to understand the roof’s expected lifespan and plan ahead for necessary repairs and eventual roof replacement.


In this post from J&J Roofing in Macomb County, we’ll discuss roof lifespans and answer common questions about roofing systems. Give us a call to learn about roofing replacement options for your home.

Roof Replacement and ROI

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, taking time to think about the condition and expected remaining lifespan of its roof is crucial. When you’re in the process of buying a home, even if you’re willing to settle for an older roof in favor of other features, it’s important to fully understand the condition of the roof. Depending on the size and style of the roofing materials and home, a total roof replacement can be a sizable investment.


On the seller’s side, a roof that’s in poor condition or will need to be replaced soon can hinder the sale process. On the other hand, replacing a roof can pay off with a shorter listing time and an increased ROI that ensures you get more out of a sale.

Estimating a Roof’s Lifespan

When you invest in a roof, the hope is that it will last for many years or even decades, all while standing up to everything that nature can throw at it. Homeowners sometimes misunderstand the warranty term “lifetime” to mean the roof will last for the homeowners’ lifetimes. Although a roofing manufacturer may offer a “lifetime” or “limited lifetime” warranty, this term refers to the anticipated lifetime of the product itself.


The life expectancy of a roof is directly correlated to the amount of care and maintenance the homeowners put into their home. When you prioritize regular roof maintenance and make sure your gutters and attic insulation are well-maintained, your roof will often last until its expected lifespan. However, failure to maintain your roof can slice its anticipated lifespan in half.


Here are a few things to know about shingle lifespan:


●        Most three-tab shingles will last up to 20 years

●        Dimensional/architectural shingles may last between 30 and 50 years

●        CertainTeed Landmark shingles may last up to 30 years

●        CertainTeed Landmark Pro and Landmark Premium shingles may last up to 50 years

Choose the Right Shingles for Your Roseville MI Home

Whether you’re choosing a replacement roof for your new home or you’re getting ready to list your home on the market, it’s important to make an informed decision. Our experienced residential roofing services team can help you weigh the options and make the right decision for your home.


From roofing inspections to online consultations, we’ve got your roof covered. To learn more about CertainTeed roofing materials or get information about financing a new roof, give us a call at 586-445-6455. You can also contact us online to get a CertainTeed roofing quote.