When the time comes for a home a business owner to choose a new a replacement roofing material, the question often arises: should I go with traditional asphalt shingles? And how long will my new shingles last?


There is a reason why asphalt shingles have been trusted to cover roof tops for decades, and that’s because they do the job well. Particularly in Northeast Ohio, asphalt shingles offer a flexible, durable, and affordable option for nearly any roof shape or size. While metal and rubber roofing options may be a better fit for some applications, it’s hard to go wrong with asphalt shingles.


There are a number of variables that can affect the lifespan of asphalt shingles, including weather, maintenance, and location. For those living in the southern states, heat and humidity can shorten the lifespan of asphalt shingles; in northern states and around the Great Lakes, cold temperatures and harsh winters can do the same.


Those living in milder climates can generally expect asphalt shingles to last for over 20 years. In hotter and colder climates, the life expectancy of asphalt shingles decreases. In Ohio, the average life expectancy of asphalt shingles is 20 years. At Karbella Construction, we choose high quality CertainTeed asphalt shingles in our roofing systems. These are covered by the strongest manufacturer’s warrantyavailable.


Additional items that can impact the life expectancy of your asphalt shingles are your local location —- are you on the water? Are you on a hill that receives more wind? Are you under heavy tree coverage where leaves and branches may land and promote the pooling of water or even rot on your roof?


Regular maintenance and inspections of your roof can significantly help and increasing your roofing materials lifespan. Contact Karbella Constructionfor a free estimate and to schedule routine inspections before and after winter, or extreme storms.


Karbella Construction is a licensed and certified roofing contractor serving the greater Mentor, and Cleveland, Ohio region. Recognized by HomeAdvisoras a Top Choice, Screened & Approved, Elite Service Roofing Contractor for 5 years, our team is eager to work with you on your new or existing asphalt shingle, cedar, slate, flat or commercials roof, gutters, or masonry project.


When you’re looking for the best roofing contractor in the greater Lake, Geauga, and Cuyahoga Counties, contact the team at Karbella Construction to see how we can help you. Visit us at 38341 Western Parkway Unit H, Willoughby, Ohio 44094 or call us at 440-742-2287.