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.