It’s never easy to think about roofing repair and replacement. Truthfully, it’s exceedingly expensive. As your dependable roofers in London, ON, we always recommend having maintenance work rather than leaving your roof to its devices without the knowledge of small problems that can evolve into big ones. While it’s easy to leave your metal or clay tile roofs alone, having zero knowledge of their condition can lead to massive and expensive issues.

In this light, it’s both a blessing and a problem to have any roof that has outlasted its manufacturer’s expected lifespan and performance.

For example, most asphalt shingle roofs have about a maximum of 30 years of lifespan. On the other hand, your roof continues to chug along. It has suffered a hailstorm, but it has no leaks. Furthermore, your interior insulation is unaffected. Truthfully, it’s safe to say it’s still fully functional as a roof.

On the other hand, it is unpredictable, which makes it a considerable liability than an asset.

Therefore, we highly advise homeowners to use the unpredictable lifespan period of the material to save up for roofing replacements they prefer. Roofs past their estimated age will deteriorate quicker and become unable to withstand intense hailstorms or windstorms.

Apex Restoration has a great post about the typical lifespans of five accessible roofing materials. Read more about it below.

Wood Shingle Roof (25 to 30 years)

Wood Shingles A very attractive option when it comes to roofing materials, wood shingle roofs are gaining in popularity among homeowners because of how well they insulate (both keeping heat in during the winter and out during the summer) and the added dimensional stability they add to a home.

Most commonly, wood shingle (or even wood shake) roofs are made from cedar or redwood, both of which are incredibly hard, durable woods that resist swelling and algae growth. The average life expectancy of a wood shingle roof is 25 to 30 years, but a well-maintained roof can last as long as 50 years. Proper maintenance includes replacing split or cracked shingles immediately and keeping the roof free of moss. Regular inspections, especially after storms, are critical for the longevity of wood shingle roofs.

Being slightly more expensive than asphalt shingles, the average cost of an installed wood shingle roof will be anywhere from $6.50 to $11.00 per square foot, depending largely on where your home is located and the type of material you choose. A 2,000 square foot roof will cost, on average, about $18,000.


Some regions affected by seasonal wildfires have restrictions in place prohibiting the installation of wood shingle roofs.

Standing-Seam Metal Roof (30 to 50 years)

Standing-seam metal roofs are surging in popularity across the nation, and especially in regions affect by seasonal wildfires. Made from large metal panels – often steel or aluminum, but copper and zinc are also popular options – with raised ridges that run vertically where the seams overlap. Standing-seam metal roofs are extremely durable and require almost no maintenance. (Continued)

If you need top-notch roofing in London, ON, you can always count on us at Cub Roofing to provide you with top-quality results. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can achieve with you.