The Average Lifespan of a Tile Roof

Designed to withstand high wind speeds, intense heat, and fire, tile roofs are a popular choice for homeowners in areas that are vulnerable to harsh weather conditions. In addition to being durable, tile roofs also offer attractive patterns, colors, and designs that can add to the resale value of a home. If that wasn’t enough, tile roofs also have a reputation for being long-lasting. However, the average lifespan of a tile roof depends on a few factors.

Type of Tile Roof Materials


Heavy, durable, and made of real stone, slate roofing tiles can last over 100 years.








Fireproof and wind-resistant, clay tiles have an average lifespan between 50 to 100 years.






Less expensive and durable than clay, concrete tiles can last anywhere between 25 and 50 years.







Quality of Materials

Tile roofs with low-grade underlayment and standard flashings should last around 25 years until replacement is needed. However, a well-maintained tile roof with secured, quality underlayment should last at least 50 years.


Climate Conditions

While tiles roofs have been known to perform best in warmer, less humid climates, their wind resistance, heat-transfer and ventilation abilities, and not likely to get insect damage, rot, and decay, make them a durable roofing option in all climates. While a long lifespan can never be guaranteed, roof tiles have such dependable durability and longevity that many manufacturers offer a 50-year warranty against color fading on tile roofs installed by a professional contractor.


Give Your Roof New Life

Installing any type of tile roof material on your home ensures that your roof will be protected for the foreseeable future. As your tile roofing company, we are experienced in all areas of tile roof maintenance, installation, and repair. To get a quote or learn more about how we can help with your tile roofing needs, contact us today at 352-459-7599.