If you’re contemplating a new roof, it can be pretty daunting. You know you’re going to have to invest significant amounts of money, and buying a roof that will give out quickly just isn’t worth it. At Tim Leeper Roofing, we are dedicated to understanding your budget, your needs, and then giving you the best possible results.

We want to empower you to make the best choices for your home. In the next few blogs, we are going to examine common roofing materials and how long they last. We are going to start with the material with the shortest lifespan.

7. Asphalt roll – 10 year lifespan

Asphalt roll should never be used for a house. It works for sheds, but because it is just roll-out roofing, it isn’t strong enough to protect an entire home.

6. Composite shingles – 15-50 year lifespan

15-50 years is a huge range, right? We had to give that range, because depending on the quality of your composite shingles, it can last anywhere from 15 to 50 years. If you source your shingles from great companies like Owens Corning, Certainteed, or GAF, your shingles will be covered up to 50 years. Cheaper shingles won’t be covered, and you’ll find yourself replacing them again at full cost.

5. Wood shingles – 25 year lifespan

Wood is especially prone to weathering, and because these are simple wood shingles rather than wood shake shingles, they simply don’t have the longevity of other shingles.

Keeping your home or business protected from the elements is easy when you work with a company like Tim Leeper Roofing. Contact us for all your residential and commercial roofing needs in Nashville!

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