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Your roofing system is designed to last several decades, but there are a few factors that can extend or shorten its life span. In this post, Spicer Bros. Construction gives you a quick look at the biggest factors that will affect how long your roof will last.


Some climates are simply harsher on roofing systems than others. Roofs in areas that rarely experience hurricanes or snow storms tend to last longer than those in areas with extreme winters, summers or that are prone to other forms of inclement weather.

Build Quality

Two roofs made of the same material can have very different lifespans if they’re not of the same build quality. For example, shingles installed by a trusted roofing company like Spicer Bros. Construction could easily last a decade longer than low-cost options that are poor quality.


The quality of the installation is every bit as important as the quality of the roofing material. A roofing system installed by experienced professionals in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications will likely outlast one that was installed by sloppy amateurs.


Two identical roofs could have different lifespans simply because one was maintained better than the other. By having roofing contractors like us check for roofing problems on a regular basis, leaks and other factors that can accelerate the wear and tear on your roof can be minimized, if not completely averted. This will help maximize your roof’s service life.

Make the most of your roof’s service life with our quality services. Spicer Bros. Construction, Inc. is the leading roofing company in Ocean City and Salisbury, MD. You can call us at (410) 546-1190 or fill out this contact form for further inquiries. We look forward to working with you.

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