What is the typical lifespan of a new roof?
A standard new roof in Houston and the surrounding areas has a lifespan of approximately 18-20 years. The life of a roof is affected by many factors. The quality of the shingles plays a big part. Obviously, the better quality shingles and other materials used, the better the chances that your roof will serve you well for many years. At Acadian, we only use high-grade shingles from a handful of manufacturers that are recognized as leaders in the industry. These include CertainTeed because of their standard of excellence and the warranties they offer. We believe in best-practices, and that includes using only the best materials.
The pitch of the roof also comes into play. A roof with a higher pitch usually lasts longer because the rain runs off quicker on a steep slope. The weather is another factor that can have a significant impact on the life of your roof. Houston has some pretty harsh summers, and the heat and sun will shorten the life of shingles. Extreme cold can also have a negative impact. In a perfect climate, a high-quality shingle roof could be expected to last 25-30 years. An installation in Houston of a high-quality roof replacement, performed by an accredited, professional roofing company, along with the proper maintenance, could approach that length of time.