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How Long Different Shingles Last For Your Houston Roof

Roof replacements in Houston are a big deal. On average, your roof should last about 20 years, but this depends on weather damage as well as the types of shingles you used. After we’ve completed a free roof inspection and determined that you are in need of a roof replacement, it’s a good idea to research what shingles may be best for you. Amstill Roofing in Houston offers three types of shingles to Kingwood, Katy, Sugarland, and other Houston-area suburbs, all of which are high quality and competitively priced. Here is how they compare.

3-Tab Shingles

3-tab shingles are the most common type, but there has been a decline in their usage in favor of higher-end options. That said, they are still a viable and economical option.

3-tab shingles are single layer fiberglass, which makes them lightweight and inexpensive. They are coated with different colored granules, which creates a natural, multi-tone appearance to your rooftop and easily matches with the rest of your house. These typically last 15 to 20 years. Because they are so lightweight, though, 3-tab shingles are prone to blowing away with strong winds like those we experience during Houston’s hurricane season.

Laminate Shingles

Laminate shingles are similar to 3-tab shingles, but they are a bit stronger because they are enhanced with an extra layer or two, which means they can withstand rougher weather conditions for a longer period of time. With laminate shingles, you may expect your roof to also be natural-colored and last for about 30 to 50 years. For a bit more money, they are a wise investment.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are the most advanced, high-end option for your Houston roof. Thickness and weight directly impacts price, so you can imagine that even though these shingles are pricier, then they must be superior in quality. They are far heavier and thicker and are laid down differently than laminate or 3-tab shingles. Because of this, they can protect your home anywhere between 50 years to a lifetime while adding dramatic appeal to your roof, thus increasing its value.

Amstill Roofing Offers Expert Guidance When Picking Your Houston Roof Shingles

If you feel like your roof has endured plenty of damage or it’s about to meet the end of its lifetime, please contact us. We will first complete a free inspection and then advise you on what type of shingles meet your needs.

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