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Life Expectancy Of Different Roof Types For NE Homes


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When It Comes To Your Home’s Roof,
Longevity Is Key

If you need a new roof on your New England home, you want a solution that will last you for a long time, right? Right. That’s why it’s so important to know the life expectancies for the different kinds of roofing materials… before you make a buying decision.

Because let’s face it: The last thing you want to do is fork over thousands of your hard-earned dollars just to have your “new” roof fail in just a few years. Doing your due diligence now ensures you are choosing the absolute BEST roofing material for your home, with no exceptions.

Let’s talk about the various roofing options we offer here at Jancewicz & Son, along with the life expectancy of each!

Asphalt Shingle

Asphalt shingles are a great place to start this list, given that they are the most common roofing option in the entire United States. At Jancewicz & Son, we only install CertainTeed asphalt shingles solely based on their irrefutable spotless reputation in the home remodeling world.

The longevity of asphalt shingles depends on two key factors: The manufacturer of the shingles and the person installing them. Choosing an accredited roofing company will ensure both of these factors are taken care of to make sure your roof reaches its maximum lifespan potential. We offer New England homeowners three types of asphalt shingles.

Life Expectancy Of Strip Shingles

Strip shingles are a D-I-Y enthusiast’s best friend. They are relatively easy to install and make your home, shed, or garage look great. Strip shingles are a single sheet of asphalt shingle material with either 2 or 3 slits cut into them. The average life expectancy of strip shingles is between 25 and 30 years. 

Life Expectancy Of Architectural & Laminated Shingles

Architectural and laminated shingles are a phenomenal way to add a bit of your own character to the vibe of the home. Architectural shingles are cut into special patterns and designs, truly making your home a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. The average lifespan of architectural and laminated shingles is about 30 years, with many manufacturers offering lifetime warranties. 

Life Expectancy Of Super Shangle Shingles

Super Shangle shingles from CertainTeed are constructed with two or more individual layers of heavy-weight asphalt shingle fused together to form an eight-inch exposure. Not only are Super Shangle shingles extraordinarily durable, but their life expectancy is also off the charts. Super Shangle shingles typically come with a lifetime warranty. 

Metal Roofing

When installed correctly, metal roofing can look exquisite on New England homes. The problem arises from who is installing your metal roof. Although metal is an extremely tough material, it must be meticulously installed to avoid dents, warping, and other damages. At Jancewicz & Son, we offer two different types of metal roofing for New England homeowners. 

Life Expectancy Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Standing seam metal roofing is one of the most durable roofing options you could choose for your home. When properly installed and with adequate attic ventilation, standing seam metal roofing can exceed a 30-year lifespan. If you keep up on general roof maintenance, standing seam metal roofing can be upwards of 50 years!  

Life Expectancy Metal Shingle Roofing

Metal shingle roofing is arguably the best roofing material you can choose for your home. You achieve the aesthetic appeal of standard architectural shingles with the longevity of metal. Our metal shingles are constructed from a combination of carbon steel, aluminum, zinc, and multi-layer coatings to prevent rust.

We offer transferable lifetime warranties on all metal shingle roofing. With a life expectancy of up to 70 years, metal shingles are the last roofing material you will ever need. 

Life Expectancy Of Wood Shake & Shingle Roofing

Wood shake and shingle roofing add warmth to the home in a way that no other roof can. The beautiful outdoor scenery in New England compliments the look of wood extremely well, while helping your home blend into the natural surroundings. 

Wood shingles typically last about 30 years in rough weather environments, however, wooden roofs that are regularly maintained can last upwards of 50 years. 

Life Expectancy Of Slate Roofing

The art of slate roof installation is a dying breed all across the country. Back in the day, slate roofing was used exclusively on residential homes due to its abundance, affordability, and durability. Today, only a few skilled artisans in New England are able to perfectly install slate roofing, and we are proud to say we employ them.

Slate roofing has an extraordinary life span of up to 200 years if regularly maintained and repaired. 

Life Expectancy Of Rubber Roofing

Rubber roofs are perfect for residential homes that have a flat or low-slope roof. Rubber roofs are 100% waterproof, highly energy-efficient, and look fantastic! At Jancewicz & Son, we offer our New England customers state-of-the-art single-ply EPDM rubber roofing.

Similar to other roof types, the lifespan of a rubber roof depends highly on the person who is installing it. When installed perfectly, rubber roofs have an average lifespan of over 50 years. 

Life Expectancy Of Copper Roofing

If you are looking for something a bit more unique as a roofing option for your home, copper roofing may be the perfect choice for you! Standing seam copper panels are locked tightly together to prevent water from traveling beneath the roof. Soldered copper roofs are, well, soldered together for maximum integrity with absolutely no chance of developing leaks.

Cooper roofs can last up to 100 years when installed by a reputable home contractor. 

No Matter Which Roofing Option Works Best For Your Home,
Jancewicz & Son Is On The Case!

We hope this article has shed some light on which roof option is best for your home. At the end of the day, it all comes down to who is installing your roof. Far too often, we have shown up to a job site only to realize the root cause of roof damage came from the installation itself.

When you choose Jancewicz & Son for your roofing installation, you are guaranteed top-notch service from the time we talk on the phone to the time we walk away from the job site.

Are you ready to spruce up your home with a new roof? Give the roofing experts a call!

You can reach our North Walpole office at 1-800-281-3585 Monday-Friday or contact us today!


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