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Shingle Lifespans To Consider For Katy Roof Replacement

On average, your roof should last about 20 years, but this depends on the weather damage it has sustained over the years, what type of roof shingles are currently installed on your roof, and how well you maintain your roof during the year. In this article, we will discuss the lifespans of the different types of roof shingles our Katy roofing company offers so that you can make an informed decision on your roof shingles when the time comes to replace them.

3-Tab Roof Shingles

3-tab shingles are the most basic type of roof shingle, but there has been a decline in their usage in favor of higher-end, longer-lasting options. That said, they are still an economical option that may last up to 15-20 years on average in optimal weather conditions. In Houston, though, our weather may become severely hot as well as severely windy and rainy every year, which means these shingles tend to last closer to 10 years.

Things to note about 3-tab roof shingles:

  • They are made up of a single layer, making them light in weight
  • Their light weight makes them more prone to ripping off from strong winds

Laminate Roof Shingles

Laminate shingles are similar to 3-tab roof shingles, but offer greater protection for your roofing structure. With laminate shingles and keeping our weather in mind, you may expect your roof to last for about 30 to 50 years. For a bit more money, they are a wise investment for your next Katy roof replacement. 

Things to note about laminate roof shingles:

  • They have 1-2 more layers than 3-tab roof shingles
  • Their heavier weight makes them durable in the wind

Architectural Roof Shingles

Architectural roofing shingles are a premium material that our Katy roof replacement company recommends for long-term, worry-free roofing. Architectural roof shingles boast a lifespan of about 50 years to a lifetime.

Things to note about architectural roof shingles:

  • Architectural roof shingles are thicker and heavier than the aforementioned shingles
  • They add value to your home and greater protection

Amstill Roofing Offers Expert Guidance When Picking Roof Shingles For Your Katy Roof Replacement

Roof replacement is inevitable in the Greater Houston area, thanks to the weather we experience every year. Because of this, you want to be sure that your roof meets your needs and offers sufficient protection. If you think it might be time for a roof replacement soon, then please contact our Katy roofers so we can conduct a free, no-obligation roof inspection. We will assess the level of damage your roof has sustained and make appropriate recommendations for what roof shingles you should use for your Katy roof replacement.