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50-Year Shingles | Some Frequently Asked Questions


As homeowners in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, and Tacoma look to find ways to be more sustainable, more and more of our customers are considering 50-year shingles. These are great options for homeowners. Here are a few things you should know as you consider this option.


What are 50-year shingles?

50-year shingles and tiles are roofing materials that manufacturers guarantee beyond a typical 30-year warranty. 50-year warranties and the quality of the materials will vary depending on the manufacturer.


What types of materials make up a 50-year shingle?

When it comes to roofs that last for 50 years, you might think of clay, metal, and slate roofs. However, they are not 50-year shingles and tiles. 50-year shingles and tiles are typically made from high-quality materials that can withstand various weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, wind, and rain. They are premium roofing materials and are more expensive than standard roofing options. However, their durability and long lifespan make them a popular choice for homeowners who want to invest in a high-quality roof that will last for several decades.


Are they worth the added expense?

This common question comes with a standard answer – it depends. Are you planning on staying in the home for another 50 years, or will it be a long-term investment property? Then yes, this type of roofing system is worth it. If you aren’t planning on staying or have your heart set on the style of a typical asphalt shingle, it might not be the best option for you.


Can 50-year shingles and tiles be used in all types of climates?

50-year shingles and tiles can be used in all types of climates, including areas with high winds, heavy rains, and extreme temperatures.


What is the installation process for 50-year shingles and tiles?

The installation process for 50-year shingles and tiles is like that of traditional roofing materials. It involves removing the old roofing material, installing underlayment, and then placing the shingles or tiles on the roof.


How do 50-year shingles and tiles compare to other premium roofing materials?

50-year shingles and tiles are comparable to other premium roofing materials, such as slate and metal.


How do I maintain my 50-year shingles and tiles?

50-year shingles and tiles require minimal maintenance, but it's essential to inspect the roof regularly and make any necessary repairs.


Can 50-year shingles and tiles be recycled?

Yes, 50-year shingles and tiles can be recycled, making them an environmentally friendly roofing option.


If you are interested in seeing if 50-year shingles or tiles might be a good option for you, give us a call. We provide free inspections and estimates.

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