30 Year Roof Shingles
Today, you can find roof shingles that are designed to last for specific periods of time. Periods of time such as 15 years, 20 years, and 30 years, among others. Right now, 30-year roof shingles are quite popular due to costing less than longer-lasting roof shingles, while also lasting a fairly long time, being made of strong materials, and being able to withstand Colorado’s intense weather.
What Are 30-Year Roof Shingles?
In today’s roofing market, there are many different roof shingles that you can purchase. Most of these roof shingles are designed to last for a very specific period of time. You can easily find roof shingles that are designed to last for 15 years, 20 years, and 30 years, among other shingles that last even longer lengths of time. Each one of these roof shingles is designed a little differently, due to the materials that they use, their length, and the durability that they offer.
It is no secret that a new roof – or even just roof maintenance and repairs – are relatively expensive. It is also no secret that due to Colorado’s frequent bouts of intense weather, roof repairs and replacements are not uncommon.
Right now, there is a wide variety of different roof shingles that you can purchase. Most of these roof shingles are designed to last for a specific period of time. Each one of these roof shingles is designed to last for the exact amount of time that they advertise, and to do this, they are often thicker than shingles designed to last for less time and they are also made of slightly different materials.
Just as the name implies, then, they are ones that are designed to last for 30-years. Since they are designed to last for 30-years, they are thicker and stronger than other roof shingles. This not only allows the roof shingles to last longer, but it also makes common forms of weather damage – snow and ice roof damage is quite common in Colorado – which, of course, allows your roof to last for longer while reducing the need for repairs.
- Roof maintenance and repairs aren’t always cheap
- Colorado experiences frequent bouts of intense weather, leading to the necessity for roof repairs and replacements
- There are a wide variety of different roof shingles that can be purchased, these roof shingles are often designed to last for specific periods of time
- Some of the most popular roof shingles are 30-year roof shingles
- They are durable – designed to last for 30 years; they are thicker and stronger than other roof shingles, allowing them to last longer and to protect roofs against Colorado’s intense weather
What Sets Them Apart From Other Shingles?
If you compare them to, for example, 15-year roof shingles, you will notice a few differences. None of these differences is particularly large, or even that noticeable, but they transform the durability and stability of your roof. Because of this, 30-year roof shingles are stronger and sturdier than 15-year roof shingles.
The most notable quality that sets 30-year roof shingles apart from roof shingles that have been designed to last for shorter periods of time is their thickness. If you look at 15-year shingles, you will find that most of them are relatively thin with few layers. Most of them are strong enough to handle intense weather, and they can last for 15-years, but they aren’t thick enough to protect against especially intense weather or to last for much longer than 15-years. But, 30-year roof shingles can be twice the size of 15-year roof shingles due to their enhanced thickness.
To ensure that each layer is connected to one another in a sturdy manner, 30-year roof shingles use better adhesive and lots of it. Most 15-year roof shingles use good adhesive, as well, but they often use less of it and the durability of the adhesive is often not to the standard of a 30-year roof shingle.
For roof shingles to be sturdy and durable, they must use strong materials. More often than not, 30-year roof shingles use the same basic materials that 15-year roof shingles use. These are materials such as wood, asphalt, and slate; among various others. But, most 15-year roof shingles use recycled materials, whereas 30-year roof shingles use new materials. That way, the shingles that comprise the roof are stronger and sturdier. Plus, there is less filler within the shingle.
The last difference that must be considered is the price. Just as you would expect, 30-year roof shingles are more expensive than 15-year roof shingles. Much of this is due to the materials that comprise the shingles as well as their thickness and density. These factors lead to roofing shingles that cost more money, yet last longer than 15-year roof shingles and, generally speaking, serve as a great investment.
- The main difference that sets these apart from other roof shingles is the thickness
- They are much thicker than 15-year roof shingles, among others, and that’s because they have more roofing layers
- More adhesive is used than other roof shingles; that way, each layer of shingle is connected to one another
- 30-year roof shingles often use the same materials that other roof shingles use, but they use less recycled material and there’s less filler in each shingle
- The price of 30-year roof shingles is more than that of a 15-year roof shingle, due to the density and material
Are 30-Year Roof Shingles Right For You?
A roof is an investment, and this is especially true of the shingles that comprise the roof. If you do not wish to spend a lot of money and have no need for an especially-strong or long-lasting roof, then this type of shingles may not be very useful to you. If you would like your roof to last for many years, and you would like to minimize the need for roof repairs, then they may just be right for you.
A good roof is a significant investment. But, the dividends that this investment can pay off are often more than worth the initial costs.
When you invest in them, you get roof shingles that are strong, sturdy, and long-lasting. By doing this, you ensure that your roof will last for a long time, with minimal issues, and that the interior of your home is protected.
For many people, this makes 30-year roof shingles a great investment. But, they can be expensive, and if you are uncertain as to whether or not you will move, then they may not be a great choice because they affect very little of your home’s resale value.
The best way to determine whether or not 30-year roof shingles are right for you is to concern your needs and wants, as well as your budget.
Here, at B&M Roofing, we can help you ask and answer those questions. Then, when you’re ready for the new roof, we can help you build and install it!