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How Long Should My Roof Last?

Have you recently purchased a new home or business? Does it have an older roof? Wondering how long the roof may last? In the market for a new roof for your home or business? Wondering which option is the best investment? Interested to know how long your new roof will last? Today, Timberman Roofing of Valparaiso, Florida is discussing how long your roof should last depending upon the type of materials you select. Got questions? Interested in our roofing services? Simply reach out today, we’re happy to help with any of your roofing needs.

Asphalt Shingles (15-30 years)

When it comes to roofing materials, asphalt shingles are the most common you’ll see being used. Asphalt shingles are affordable and typically include a warranty around 25 years. They provide durable protection from wind, rain and even UV rays and create a watertight seal on the roof, preventing any damage.

Architectural Shingles (25-30 years)

While architectural shingles are quite similar to your typical asphalt shingles, there are some major differences that can make them a better investment for your home or business. The way that architectural shingles seal are the same, however, asphalt shingles are about 3x less thick. This thickness provides a denser more resilient roof. Architectural shingles also come in a variety of styles, mimicking tile, slate and even wood.

Wooden Shingles (30 years)

Another wonderful option when it comes to shingle roofing is wood, while they can last up to 30 years, they do require annual upkeep to ensure they are structurally sound and in the best shape possible. Cedar is often used as it is insect-resistant and rot-proof. Warping and splitting can be common with wooden roofs, so routine inspections are recommended so they can be quickly replaced in the event of any damage.

Contact Our Valparaiso Roofing Company Today

Need to have your shingle roof inspected? Interested in roof installation in Valparaiso or the surrounding Florida Panhandle areas? Just give Timberman Roofing a call, we’ll handle any of your roofing needs.


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