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How Long Different Roof Shingles Last

If you’re in the market for a Houston roof replacement, you may have started thinking about and researching which materials will be best for your home. Because different shingles have different lifespans, it’s important to be familiar with the type of Houston roof damage that is common in your neighborhood, the budget of your Houston roof replacement project, and the design aesthetic you’re hoping to achieve. Our Houston roofer has assembled the top information available and included it in this article so that you can use it to make an informed decision about your Houston roofing project.  

The Lifespans of Different Materials Used for Houston Roof Replacement

Shingles come in a variety of materials, and some last longer than others. Knowing which material makes up your Houston TX roof can help you understand its lifespan and whether you should upgrade to a different, longer-lasting shingle for your new Houston roofing.

  • 3-Tab Asphalt Shingles: These are the least expensive and most common type of shingles, which are composed of a single layer of asphalt with a distinct pattern. While these shingles are easy to maintain and repair, they are also the most likely to need repair or replacement due to their simple composition, which is susceptible to hail, wind, and rain damage. Most warranties for 3-tab asphalt shingles are between 20-30 years. 
  • Laminate Shingles: These are stronger and more resilient than 3-tab asphalt shingles because there is a second layer of material, which is fused to the base shingle and increases their thickness. Laminate shingles are quite popular because they increase most manufacturer warranties to between 30-50 years, but don’t cost as much as architectural shingles, which are explained below.
  • DaVinci Shingles: These high-end composition shingles are engineered to be thicker and more protective than any other Houston roofing material, which means they often include a manufacturer warranty of 50 years to a lifetime. These beautiful, durable materials have become increasingly popular because they last longer than other Houston roofing materials and come with a limited lifetime warranty. They come in two varieties: engineered shake tiles and engineered slate tiles. 

Consider DaVinci Roof Tiles for your Houston Roof Replacement

Our Houston roof experts often encourage customers to consider architectural shingles like those in our DaVinci Roofscapes line because they require very little–if any-maintenance. While they will cost more than 3-tab or laminate shingles at the time of installation, they may save you money in the long run since the cost of repairs for less expensive materials can add up over time. DaVinci slate roofs and cedar shake roofs are designed to withstand the most severe weather conditions without fading, warping, or becoming brittle over time. But because of the superior protection and beauty DaVinci roof tiles provide, our Houston roof experts offer them to many homeowners beginning a Houston roof replacement project. 

A Houston Roof Replacement with Our Houston Roof Experts

The best way to know if it’s time for a Houston roof replacement is by scheduling a free inspection with Amstill Roofing. If we recommend a Houston roof replacement, we’ll discuss your options, budget, and even help you contact your homeowners insurance company to see if you can get some or all of your project covered. Call us today to see how we can help! 

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