Originally Posted By: Mike F
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Hi, I’m just a regular home owner and would like a bit of advice.
It appears that shingle warranties have increased over the past few years. It seems that shingles sold as 15 year shingles in the past are now rated at 25 years. Has the life expectancy actually increased or are the manufacturers just playing a numbers game figuring few people will still reside in their existing houses in 25 years?
My current roof is 14 years old with 15 year shingles. It will definitely need to be replaced next year. I'll likely be in this house for a while and am wondering if the 25 year shingles are worth it. I can't justify the cost of a metal roof.
Thanks for your help.