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One
of the essential parts of the house is also one of the most ignored
parts of the house. You often won’t notice anything is wrong with
your roof until you discover leaks, find pests in your attic, or find
other problems. Your roof will last longer with routine maintenance,
but it won’t last forever. Some factors that determine how long a
roof lasts include UV rays, wind, and quality of installation, but
those aren’t the only factors. Hail also plays a part in how long a
roof will last. Below are five roof types and how often they need
replacing.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are one of the most common roofing shingles on homes. Asphalt shingles last between 15 and 30 years and are easy to replace but are vulnerable to wind uplift and can crack due to extreme temperature fluctuations. An asphalt shingle roof is made from asphalt, a petroleum product with a mix of sand, stones, pebbles and bitumen as a binding agent.

 

Composition

Composition shingles are made from a combination of mineral granules, asphalt, and fiberglass. Composition shingles are easy to install, resistant to UV rays when treated with additives, durable, and highly versatile. However, they aren’t good in areas with excess sun exposure or very high temperatures. With proper maintenance composition shingles last between 12 and 20 years.

 

Metallic

With proper installation and care, metal roofs last between 50 and 75 years. Metal roofs can withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour and won’t crack or corrode due to their rust-proof coating. Since they don’t depend on petroleum for their creation as asphalt shingles do, metal roofs are more environmentally friendly.

 

Rubber Shingles

Rubber shingles are created from old tires and other recycled materials. Roofing manufacturers can make the rubber shingles look like slate or cedar shakes. Rubber shingles are highly durable and resistant to weather headaches. They are also impact resistant to objects like large hailstones and can withstand 160 miles per hour winds. Rubber roofs last between 30 and 50 years, making them an excellent investment.

 

Wood

Wood is one of the best insulating materials out there, which means wood shingles keep your home warm in winter and cooler in the summer. They’re also resistant to wind damage as they stand up to winds as high as 173 miles per hour or higher, depending on how well they’re installed. Wood shingles last anywhere between 20 and 25 years with proper care.

 

Ignoring problems with your roof have time-consuming and costly consequences. If you have roof damage or it’s time for an inspection, it’s time to contact a qualified roofing expert. Contact us today for your roofing repair needs that keep your home and your family safe.

Customer Reviews
What our customers are saying

We highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers! Everyone we worked with throughout the entire process was professional and respectful. They did a wonderful job and they communicated with us at each step of the way.

Thank you Blue Collar Roofers, Crew!

Alana W

Our experience was fantastic. They worked quickly and efficiently and got the work done in a single day and the roof looks amazing. What we appreciated was the transparency of the work that they were doing and any obstacles that came up they immediately communicated with us. Also when they cleaned up the work site it appeared as if they were never there at all. Exceptional work!

Derek L

Blue Collar’s crew was incredibly professional and efficient. Our new roof looks fantastic. And they so thoroughly cleaned the job site that you would never know they were here. Overall, a great experience–I would recommend Blue Collar to anyone in need of a new roof.

Scott L

I had some roof damage from high winds and I was worried about the potential for more damage due to rain/snow. I called Blue Collar Roofers and spoke with Alex. Alex was great to work with over the phone and sent someone out to assess my roof the very same day. Thankfully I was able to get my roof repaired quickly and the work looks great! Dave did wonderful work! Thank you so much for your great service!

Jill B

We highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers for any of your roofing needs. They are prompt, responsive, attentive and thorough. Their pricing is competitive and their product and installation process is smooth and transparent. Give Taylor or Alex a call for any of your roofing needs!

Kirsten I

Communication and availability throughout the process were incredible. Incredibly pleased with my new roof.

Josh V

We are so happy with our entire experience with Blue Collar Roofers! Right from the start, Chris did a great job walking us through their process and providing a quote. The workers were very professional. The roof looks great and they did a great job cleaning up after themselves. We would highly recommend Blue Collar Roofers to anyone looking to have a roof repaired or replaced.

Katherine B

Blue Collar Roofers did a complete tear-off and installation at our house. They were fast, professional, and communicated well throughout. The roof looks great, and they went above expectations with new venting (for our old house). We highly recommend them.

Timothy M

Blue Collar Roofers were amazing to work with and our new roof is impeccable! They were very responsive at every stage of the process and always professional and courteous. Communication was great and all of my questions were answered quickly and thoroughly. The team of roofers was efficient and tidy and did not leave a speck of waste. I would recommend Blue Collar Roofers to anyone needing a new roof!

Elise B
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