Guide to roofing shingle lifespans

A house with a pitched roofing construction with asphalt shingles installed, attic windows, skylights, soffit and fascia boards, ventilation, two brick chimneys, and roof gutters.

If you have a shingle roof or are considering having one installed, you may be interested to see how long they last. Exterior Source has all the information that you need here:

The Lifespan of Different Roofing Shingles

While asphalt shingles are the most well-known, there are a variety of shingle styles on the market. Here is a breakdown of the average lifespan of some of the most popular shingles:

  • 3-tab asphalt shingles – 15-20 years
  • Architectural asphalt shingles – 20-30 years
  • Wood shingles – 15-50 years
  • Metal shingles – 35-50 years
  • Clay tiles – 50+ years

Ultimately, there are many factors that can impact how long a shingle roof lasts. Homes located in areas with harsh climates will likely have roofs with shorter lifespans. Additionally, if a shingle roof is regularly maintained and inspected, its lifespan should be longer. However, the biggest deciding factors of longevity are the quality of the shingles and the contractor installing them. Luckily, Exterior Source provides both the best shingles on the market and a team of exceptional installers.

Our Top-Rated GAF Shingles

Asphalt shingles are an affordable and stylish option that can last for decades, but if you want ones of the highest quality, you need to choose GAF. The shingles offered by GAF are renowned for their strength and ability to withstand the toughest climates in the country.  Plus, they look great on any home and can be customized with different colors, sizes, and textures.

Choose Exterior Source for Your Shingle Roofing

If you want to ensure your shingle roofing lasts as long as possible, you should turn to the experts at Exterior Source. We have 30+ years of experience installing GAF asphalt shingle roofing systems for the great people around Tidewater, the Peninsula, and Northeast North Carolina. Give us a call today to set up a free roofing consultation.

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