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How Long Does A Flat Roof Typically Last?

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One of the most convincing features of flat roofs is their durability. A correctly installed flat roof can last anywhere between 25 and 50 years, but the actual lifespan of the flat roof on your building is determined by many factors – here are some:

  • The material that the roof is made from – some materials used for building flat roofs are more durable than others. Metal roofs can last for up to 50 years, PVC can spend up to 30 years on your roof, built-up roofs made from tar and gravel can be relied on for 15-20 years, while EPDM and TPO offer durability between 7-20 years;
  • The weather – the milder your climate, the less stress your roofing is exposed to. The roofs on buildings located in climate areas that get extreme storms, very high or very low temperatures need to endure more, therefore they are likely to have shorter life;
  • Maintenance and timely repairs – the amount of attention that you are willing to give your roof will also determine its longevity according to commercial roofing Connecticut professionals. You need to get your roof inspected twice per year and you also need to get any fault detected during the inspections fixed when the issue is still small and easy to address.