How Long Can I Expect My New Shingles to Last?

by | Aug 25, 2021 | Roofing

There are many different types of roof shingles available, used to cover pitched roofs in an overlapping fashion, installed to protect your roof from various environmental damages, including water, wind, storms, and other climate challenges.

If you’re looking at installing a new roof, then you’re likely wondering how long this will last and whether or not it’s worth the investment. So, this article will discuss exactly that, helping you better understand how many years you can get out of your new roof and shingles.

Environmental and climate conditions

To begin with, the longevity of your roof shingles is largely dependent on the environment and climate you live in. For example, if you live somewhere prone to high winds, storms, flooding, or intense heat, the lifespan of your new shingles will be significantly less than cooler, less severe climates.

This is not to say you need to move homes, but you should be aware of how your environment affects the lifespan of your roof.

The quality of workmanship impacts the lifespan of your roof

While the type of material and roof shingle used matters massively, the workmanship and installation of the shingles is also a large determining factor as to how often your shingles need to be replaced.

Ideally, you should work with a reputable and professional roof contractor, or team such as Jacob’s Ladder, ensuring an excellent installation.

It depends on the type of roof shingles

Finally, it may be rather obvious but the longevity of your roof is also determined by the type of shingle installed on your roof. For example, long-lasting roof types include slate, clay shingles, and even concrete.

Once again, living in a certain climate you choose a certain shingle over others perhaps due to aesthetics, or for other reasons, e.g. not choosing metal due to the intense heat you experience during the summer months.

If you require new roof shingles or help with installation or general roofing advice, then contact the team at Jacob’s Ladder today.


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