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How Long Should An Asphalt Shingle Roof Last?

Feb 23, 2022 | Asphalt Shingle Roofing, Blog

There are a number of variables that can come into play when answering this question. First off, let’s start with the manufacturer determined life expectancy of the most common types of asphalt shingles. These expected lifespans are typically backed up by a (often prorated) manufacturers material warranty.

  • Organic Asphalt Shingles – 20 Years (No Longer in Production)
  • 3-Tab Asphalt Shingles – 20-25 Years
  • Standard Laminated Asphalt Shingles – 30 Years (Now Called Lifetime Shingles)
  • Upgraded Laminated/ Architectural & Designer Asphalt Shingles – 30 – 50 Years

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Keep in mind that this is with perfectly optimal conditions being maintained. Here in North Texas, we suffer from extreme temperatures and high humidity which contribute to premature shingle failure. Improper attic ventilation is another very common issue we deal with that contributes to the diminished lifespan of asphalt shingles.

One of the biggest concerns facing North Texas roofing systems is the fact that we are located in a severe hail zone and often see high winds and tornadoes. What most roof salesmen won’t tell you is that the moment your roof is hit with a severe hail or wind event then your manufacturer and installation warranty is often no longer valid. This is one of the primary reasons that we carry property insurance in areas like North Texas with wind and hail claims being the most common claim filed with insurance carriers. Hail damage frequently results in a drastically diminished lifespan of roofing components such as asphalt shingles and your only recourse for replacement after suffering storm damage is to file a claim with your insurance carrier.

We recommend having your roof inspected annually by a trusted local professional to look for signs of storm damage and potential maintenance related issues before they get more severe or you exceed your allotted timeframe to file a claim. Lumen Construction Roofing provides these annual inspections free of charge.

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  • Avatar T. Cutt ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I worked with Phillip and it was an amazing experience! We had a rainstorm inside the house after a storm and he came over gave us options, followed up, communicated without making me feel dumb for not understanding roofing. 10/10 will … More use this company when we replace the roof!
  • Avatar Samantha Harrison ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Very professional and thorough roofing company! Michael and Ross were superb in keeping me informed on everything that was being done throughout the entire process! I am extremely pleased with the work that was done. The roof and gutters … More gave my home a complete facelift! Thanks guys!!! I will definitely refer Lumen Construction Roofing to all of my family and friends!Services: Roof inspection, Roof repair for storm & wind damage, Gutter installation, Roof installation
  • Avatar Rohan Kharwar ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Ross and Philip provided exceptional service. We had been having roof leaks for more than 2-3 yrs in certain spots in the house.We had this inspected by multiple roofers and no one was able to figure out where the water was coming from … More in the house as there were no obvious signs of roof damage. Ross and Philip were onsite multiple times and helped figure out the issue and fix it. They were always very professional, always came on time and above all figured out the problem.
    They definitely went above and beyond.
    Regarding the work, they went over all the steps in detail. The work was clean and neat. We will definitely call them for any roofing issues.

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