Question by  turkerjf (63)

What are the advantages of having forty year old roofing shingles?

I am in the process of getting a new roof for my home, the roofers are pushing 40 year shingles, but we live in an area that gets lots of hail storms. I am thinking they would be a waste of money.


Answer by  wphrd (7)

Advantages of a 40 year shingles include, never having to replace them again, good for selling a house, and it makes the house more attractive from the street. We moved in to our house 24 years ago. Everything has been done over including the roof. I have never had to worry about a leak or having to replace again.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

40 year shingles are no better than the standard 30 year shingles. The only difference is the higher price. 30 year shingles last just as long as 40 yr .


Answer by  Homepro6885 (192)

They are made to last forty years. If you get alot of hail damage to your roof your home insurance company will replace the shingles. Check to see if its cover.


Answer by  Jakecutter (1819)

This is a testiment to time and wear. Shingles take abuse from the elements and having some are that old can mean never replacing them for the for seeable future!


Answer by  HM (9)

There's no advantages of having shingles that's almost a half a century old. They have been up there long enough, so it would be a good investment to get new ones.

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