What Is the Life Expectancy of My Shingles

While shingles have an expiration date, several factors such as moisture, UV rays, and geographic location, play a large role in your roof’s life expectancy. Not only does a new roof add curb appeal and value to your home, but it also provides proper insulation. When your home’s roof isn’t performing at 100%, your family can lose thousands on energy bills from poor insulation.

How Do I Know If I Need a Roof Replacement?

For your safety, it is best to remain on the ground when inspecting your roof. Ladders can lead to roof damage or personal injury. Symptoms of a failing roof can be observed both inside and outside of the home.

Inside signs:

  • Water damage on the walls or ceilings (peeling paint or stains)
  • Leaks and openings in the attic

Outside signs:

  • Tears or buckling around roof flashing
  • Curling shingles
  • Missing, or broken shingles falling into the yard below
  • Expired roof warranty

If you observe any of these signs, give Gregor Roofing a call. Our team is happy to help you determine if a roof replacement is right for you. 

Factors to Consider

  • The style of roof: flat vs. sloped

Flat roofs accumulate water and debris which can cause wear and tear on the shingles. Sloped roofs can form ice dams, leaving behind broken and torn shingles.

  • The type and amount of attic insulation

Proper insulation provides additional protection against leaks and water related damage to your roof.

  • The climate you live in  

Constant exposure to the sun and UV rays can lead to shingles becoming brittle, causing cracks. While your Pittsburgh roof may not have issues due to too much sun exposure, you may need to worry about excessive rain or snow fall.

  • Has there been debris left on the roof for extended periods during its lifetime?

Leaves, branches, and any other debris that may find itself on your roof for extended periods of time is another way to lessen your roof’s life expectancy.

Types of Roofing

Gregor Roofing is proud to offer a variety of asphalt shingles from standard to designer, and solar shingles. The type of roof you choose will determine its life expectancy. All GAF products work together for superior long-term protection.

  • GAF Timberline HDZ Shingles 

These standard asphalt shingles provide classic or designer color schemes now with LayerLock®Technology and the StainGuard Plus™ Algae Protection Limited Warranty

  • GAF Timberline Solar™ Shingles

These solar shingles take just days to install, unlike solar panels. These are the world’s first nailable solar shingle.

How Long Do Shingles Last?

GAF Timberline HDZ and Solar shingles are part of the GAF Golden Pledge Warranty. The Golden Pledge Warranty offers 50 years coverage of material defects and 25-year coverage on the workmanship.

Are you unsure if your roof needs replaced? Give us a call at 724-960-8002 and our team will help you determine the best solution for your home.





Is the GAF Golden Pledge Limited Warranty Worth It?

What is the Golden Pledge Warranty and how can you tell if it’s the best warranty in the business? Gregor Roofing is a GAF Certified Master Elite Contractor. We provide the Golden Pledge Warranty on every roof we install. This article will discuss the GAF Golden Pledge Warranty – what it covers, what it excluded, the duration of the warranty, and more.

What Does the Golden Pledge Limited Warranty Cover & Exclude?

The Warranty covers 100% of all workmanship, material, and labor. Not all warranties cover all three components; workmanship, material, AND labor. The Golden Pledge Warranty covers roofing products installed on your roof including:

  • GAF Asphaltic Shingles
  • GAF Ridge Cap Shingles
  • GAF Starter Strip Shingles
  • GAF Leak Barrier Products
  • GAF Roof Deck Protection Products
  • GAF Cobra Attic Ventilation Products
  • GAF-labeled Ultimate Pipe Flashing® with EasySleeve® (manufactured by Lifetime Tool® & Building Products LLC)

These products are covered in the unlikely event that they contain a manufacturing defect. Misapplication of your GAF products and flashings at valleys, dormers, chimneys, and plumbing vents is also covered. The warranty is 100% transferrable.

This warranty does NOT cover low-slope membranes, Master Flow Ventilation Products, or GAF ThermaCal Ventilated Nail Base Roofing Insulation.

What is the Duration of the Golden Pledge Warranty?

25 years for 100% of all workmanship, material, and labor and it extends to 50 years for all material, 100%. This means that you’ll never need a new roof on your home again. Other warranties typically provide 10-year coverage.

Who Can Provide the Golden Pledge Warranty?

Only a GAF Certified Master Elite Contractor is able to provide this warranty. Only 3% of all roofing contractors are awarded the Certified Master Elite Contractor status by the manufacturer. The manufacturer must have the utmost confidence in the workmanship and professionalism of the contractor to trust them enough with this certification.

What if I Sell My House?

The warranty is fully transferrable to the new owner of your home within the first 20 years. This makes for an added selling benefit. GAF supplies a written copy of the warranty for your records and transfer.  The GAF Golden Pledge Limited Warranty can only be transferred once. The second homeowner must notify GAF in writing within one year after the property transfer for warranty coverage to be transferred. If the transfer takes place within the first 20 years after installation, the second owner is entitled to the same coverage as the original owner. If the transfer takes place afterward, the length of this warranty shall be reduced to the two-year period after ownership changes.

Let Gregor Roofing help you Protect Your Home by providing you with the best warranty in the industry. Contact us today for all of your roofing needs!

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