How Long Does A Shingle Roof Last?

Published 07.17.2018

For every homeowner in Miami, purchasing a new roof is a big investment and selecting the right roofing material will affect not only the estimate, but the potential lifespan of your roof. There are multiple roofing materials to choose from, but one of the most common roofing materials used in South Florida is asphalt shingle, a type of roofing shingle. The higher the quality of the asphalt roofing shingles, the higher the cost, but it will more than double the life of your roof.

Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most widely used roofing material in the U.S., according to the National Roofing Contractors Association. In addition to having a variety of styles, textures, and colors to choose from, asphalt roofing shingles are cost-effective, durable and easy to maintain.

3-tab Asphalt Shingles have three regularly spaced asphalt tabs, giving the roofing material a very repetitive pattern.

Dimensional Shingles have two layers of shingle material bonded together, giving them a three-dimensional appearance.

The Average Lifespan of a Shingle Roof in South Florida
Regular 3-tab asphalt roofing shingles have three regularly spaced asphalt tabs and can last 10 to 20 years. Whereas, because of the double bonded layer, dimensional shingles offer more protection from wind and rain and can last between 20-30 years.

GAF Shingles
As a certified Master Elite™ Roofing Contractor, T&S Roofing can provide homeowners up to 25-year warranties on new asphalt shingles backed by GAF Materials Corp. The installation method and materials used on roofs covered under these warranties go well beyond code requirements.

Top 4 GAF Shingles
Timberline HD® Roofing Shingles
Architecturally stylish but practically priced to offer great value, with outstanding performance and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. This GAF roofing shingle is the most common in South Florida and gives your roof a genuine wood-shake look with exceptional depth and dimension.

Timberline Ultra HD® Roofing Shingles
Up to 53% thicker than standard architectural shingles, the Timberline Ultra HD® Roofing Shingles is the best choice for an ultra-dimensional wood-shake look. Equipped with patent-pending StainGuard Plus™ Time-Release Technology, which fights ugly blue-green algae, this GAF roofing shingle is a great investment and may increase the resale value of your home in Miami.

Timberline® American Harvest® Roofing Shingles
Extra-thick, double-layer design is up to 195% thicker than typical strip shingles for added dimension. Unlike cut-up 3-tab strip shingles, they are factory designed to complement the color of your GAF shingles. This high-performance GAF asphaltic roofing shingle provides multilayer protection at the high stress areas of your roof (the hips and ridges).

Timberline® Cool Series® Roofing Shingles
These highly reflective shingles can help to decrease temperatures in your attic by reflecting sunlight, so your home will stay cooler in the summer. Cool roofs may help you save on air-conditioning costs, while reducing pollution.

Financing a New Shingle Roof
There are several places to turn to that can help you finance your new roof, which can ease any financial stress and uncertainty. Roof Financing is a great option for those in the market for a new roof without the ability to make this investment all at once. T&S Roofing Systems offers three financing options to make the process of buying a new roof in South Florida easier than ever.

Weathering a Storm in South Florida
Hurricane preparation is the key to withstanding a hurricane safely and comfortably. Because your roof takes the brunt of a hurricane, which can pack winds more than 155 mph, it’s important to follow a plan to protect your roof before, during, and after the storm.

Stop By Our Miami Showroom To Explore Shingle Roofing Material Options
Looking to see, touch and feel the different shingle roofing material options available in Miami?
Our showroom, highlights many of the roofing products our team can install. We also have samples showcasing our most popular roofing accessories, material samples and other options. If you are seeking to see a sample of a specific product and color, call T&S Roofing Systems ahead of time to schedule an appointment, and we will be sure to have it on hand when you arrive.

Working With Shingle Roofing Experts
T&S Roofing has extensive experience with all varieties of roofing shingles in the market, along with the respective repair and installation of shingle roofs throughout South Florida.

As the trusted residential roofing authority in South Florida, T&S Roofing focuses on uncovering the true needs of homeowners, that is unparalleled by any other contractors in the area. Through trust, transparency and a high-level of personalized service, T&S Roofing builds peace of mind and lifelong relationships with their customers.

Call us or fill out or form to schedule a roofing consultation with one of our roofing experts.