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How Long Do Fiberglass Shingles Last?

Feb 26, 2021

How Long Do Fiberglass Shingles Last?Every homeowner wants their roof to look good, but the more important concern when it comes to overall functionality is durability. Roofing that is specially engineered for durability will protect your home more reliably and longer than conventionally made options. In Seattle and nearby areas of Washington, fiberglass shingles are a popular choice for residential roofing projects for several reasons, not the least of which is durability. With proper maintenance, these roofing shingles can last anywhere from 30 to 50 years. while traditional asphalt shingles usually last 20 years at the most.

Fiberglass Shingles Are Made for Longevity

What sets fiberglass shingles apart is how they are built. They are made of a woven fiberglass mat that is coated with asphalt for waterproofing and then made sturdier with a layer of ceramic granules that also provides UV protection. Because of the fiberglass mat, less asphalt is required to ensure shingle strength. As a result, fiberglass shingles are both strong and lightweight. In fact, they are stronger and lighter than traditional asphalt shingles.

Roofing Shingles Made for the Pacific Northwest Climate

The climate significantly affects how long roofing shingles last. So, shingles in hot, dry climates are more susceptible to heat damage, and shingles in wet climates are more vulnerable to moisture damage. Every climate is different, so keep that in mind as you consider your roofing options. If you live in the Seattle area, you should focus on shingles that can withstand damp climates, which fiberglass shingles can certainly do.

Harley Exteriors proudly offers fiberglass shingles from the industry leader CertainTeed®. These leak- and fire-resistant shingles offer outstanding weather protection for homes in the Pacific Northwest. They are available in a bounty of colors and styles, even options that look exactly cedar shake roofing. They also resist algae and mold growth, streaking, spotting, discoloration, and any of the other issues that plague roofs in our area. Contact Harley Exteriors for more information about our fiberglass shingles. We offer complimentary consultations and back our roof installations with a lifetime warranty.