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Home Facts: This is How Long These Parts of Your Home Should Last

The Family Handyman Logo By Rachel Brougham of The Family Handyman | Slide 1 of 12: RoofThe life expectancy of your roof really depends on where you live, along with building design, materials and how much work you put into maintaining it. According to the National Association of Home Builders, a tile, copper or slate roof can last more than 50 years. Wood shake roofs should last about 30 years, while you'll get about 25 years out of fiber cement. Asphalt shingles will give you about 20 years of reliable service.

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The life expectancy of your roof really depends on where you live, along with building design, materials and how much work you put into maintaining it. According to the National Association of Home Builders, a tile, copper or slate roof can last more than 50 years. Wood shake roofs should last about 30 years, while you'll get about 25 years out of fiber cement. Asphalt shingles will give you about 20 years of reliable service.
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