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FAQs

Here are our answers to the questions we get asked most often about Roof Maxx. Still have questions? Let us know at info@RoofMaxx.com and we’ll get back to you right away.

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How long does the average asphalt roof last?

The founders of Roof Maxx were professional roofers for over 30 years before starting Roof Maxx. Throughout their careers, they noticed a decline in the quality of asphalt shingles that contributed to roofs lasting less time than they used to. In fact, today’s shingles are about a third lighter than they were just a few decades ago. This is because they include less asphalt, which is where they get the oil that keeps them pliable. So newer shingles are drying out, cracking and breaking apart sooner than they used to.

Most roofs built in recent decades last 15-20 years, with roofs in less sunny climates tending to last slightly longer due to less UV exposure. The weather, the manufacturer and other factors play a part in each roof’s lifetime. So, unfortunately, there’s just no way to truly guess how long a roof will last. (Believe us, we’ve tried.)

If your asphalt roof is more than 6-8 years old in southern climates and more than 8-10 years old in northern climates, we suggest contacting a local Roof Maxx dealer for an assessment. The dealer can estimate how much life is left in your roof and whether it’s the right time to apply Roof Maxx to add five years of life to it right away. However, don’t worry if your roof is older than that. While older roofs may require a few repairs before we can treat them, we often apply Roof Maxx to roofs around 15-20 years old, and have even been able to save some as old as 30.

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