You probably know that you will have to replace the roof on your home at some point. But when? How long does a shingle roof last? That can be a loaded question because there are many variables that factor into the lifespan of the asphalt shingle roof. The easy answer is the shingle roof should last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. Which end of that range your roof will fall in is largely a matter of quality. The old saying, “You get what you pay for,” tends to run true when it comes to residential roofing.
The Two Keys to Asphalt Shingle Roof Longevity
Asphalt shingles are extremely popular as a roofing option for many reasons. People like the way they look. They’re one of the most affordable options for roofing your home. They are relatively easy to install. And well shingle roofs may not last as long as metal or tile; they provide significant bang for the buck all things considered. If you are considering replacing your roof with a new asphalt shingle roof these are the two most important things to consider:
The Quality of the Shingles
You can find asphalt shingles in a wide range of price points and quality levels. Not surprisingly, the most basic and cheapest shingles are also the ones that will tend to wear out the soonest. Today’s homeowners can choose premium shingles that last longer, can improve their home’s energy efficiency, and even prevent moss and algae growth.
The Quality of the Installation
Just like there are various degrees of shingle quality, there are wide ranges of installation quality as well. Make sure the roofing company you choose is fully licensed and insured to work in your area. It’s usually best to partner with a company that is locally owned and operated. That way you know they’ll be around in case you have any questions later on in the should be using products that are suitable for your local climate. A high-quality installation can go a long way towards extending the life expectancy of your new roof.
At MN Contractor Pros, we proudly install premium Atlas(*) brand asphalt shingle roofing. We offer a wide variety of styles and colors and you can even get Scotchgaard™ Protector to protect the curb appeal of your home. We stand behind our work with a 10-year workmanship warranty. That’s ten times as long as the state of Minnesota requires. If you have any questions, please contact us today. We’re proud to be your local roofing contractor installing long-lasting roofs in the Twin Cities metro area. We can help you find the perfect Atlas® shingle roof style for your home. With the Atlas Roofswap app, you can even see what your house would look like in a variety of roofing styles and colors before you decide.
It’s your roof and your money. Work with a roofer that will help you find the right fit for your home and your budget.