The most common residential roof material type, which also happens to fall within the best value, is asphalt shingles. While they may not work for every type of home and climate, they are a reliable option for most climates and offer a decent lifespan with proper installation and maintenance.
While these numbers represent the average lifespan of different roofing systems, roofs in Utah tend to have a shorter lifespan because of the extreme summer heat and cold winters. The wide range in temperature causes expansion and contraction of the roofing system that is not as common in other areas of the United States. This cycle results in wear and tear over time that requires roof maintenance, repairs, and ultimately replacements.