There are things you need to know before making the investment of a new composition roof. One of the important things is how long will your new composition roof last. This knowledge helps tell you when you may have to replace it and the return you will get out of your investment.

The roofing industry term for asphalt shingles is a composition roof. You will also see composition roof on insurance claims for roof damage of asphalt shingles. There are three types of composition or asphalt shingles. They are 3-tab, architectural and luxury.

The lifespan of your roof depends on what type of asphalt shingles you have installed. Architectural and luxury shingles usually have a lifespan of about 30 years. Some luxury shingles can exceed 30 years and even last.up to 50 years under the right conditions. 3-tab shingles have the shortest lifespan and can last up to 25 years. In order to maximize the lifespan of your composition roof, you need an adequately ventilated attic and properly installed shingles. There are many other factors that determine how long a composition roof will last as well.

Realistically, a homeowner usually gets 80-85% of the lifespan out of a composition roof. This mean you should expect to get about 25-28 years out of architectural shingles and about 20-22 years from 3-tab shingles. The thicker luxury shingles could get up to around 30 years. Under perfect conditions these numbers could be stretched even further.

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