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Question DetailsAsked on 12/23/2015

What is the lifespan of a shingle roof and how will I know when it is time to change?

I live in Redmond, WA. My house has a shingle roof. The house is 14 years old.
I want to know what is the life span of a shingle roof. Also, how would I know when it is time to change?

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Most Shingles are "rated as 25 year shingles". I think most start to show significant wear starting after 10 years. Depending on the pitch of your roof and how bad the weather has treated. My guess is a 14 year old home probably is starting to show wear, especially if it is the roof originally installed by builder. Historically builders don't pick the "best thickest shingle". If you have gotten 14 years out of the roof, can't guarentee it, but it is probably getting close to replacement. The only way to really know for sure is to have a pro come and look at it that you trust to be sure.


Hoope this helps.


Exterior Upgrader is owner of

Euro-Tech, Inc.

Servicing much of Illinois and Wisconsin


800-215-8712

Answered 3 years ago by ExteriorUpgrader

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I called a general contractor and he told me it would take at least 4-5 years. I called another one and he told me another 3-4 years.

That's what I want to know to find out if it is time to change and how to find it out?

Answered 3 years ago by Guest_98631591

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In the simplest terms, a roof is designed to protect your home. So to add to my previous post, truly if your roof is not leaking, you really don't have to replace your roof. But, there is the aesthetic issue. If the roof does not look great, you may want to replace it and make it look nice and fix it before it fails. As I said earlier, you may still have some years left. But without someone you trust inspecting it in person, there is no tried true test other than appearance and if it is leaking. There are roofs out there that are way past there expected life and warranty and they are still doing their job, keeping you and your family dry.


I hope there is someone you can trust to come and inspect it for you locally as you seem concerned.


Good Luck.


Exterior Upgrader is owner of

Euro-Tech, Inc.

Servicing much of Illinois and Wisconsin


800-215-8712

Answered 3 years ago by ExteriorUpgrader




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