Roofing question

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  1. farmer-dave

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    Is 50 year shingles worth the cost over 30 years, just curious what others have experienced.
     
  2. DennisP

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    Will the company still be around in 50 years? Just the first thought that comes to me, but that's just me.

    Dennis P.
     

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    My experience with shingles is to buy the very best you can get.
    The cost difference is well worth it. The different in material cost is
    what $500-$1000 more? Do it.

    That said there ain't no asphalt shingle lasting 50 years, I don't care
    the claims.
     
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    In your state nothing really.
     
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    In Kansas Hail and Wind will damage you roof before it reaches 50 years age.
     
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    IMHO no. Shingle life is going to depend mainly on the environment they are subjected to, wind, debris striking it, shaded vs full sun. Twenty five to Thirty years is about average. And that's doing good, some won't hold up Twenty years .
     
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  7. farmer-dave

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    In my experience most shingles only last about 1/2 their lifetime. We have alot of high wind and hail around here. I guess the question is are 50 year shingles built thicker and more durable, by a considerable margin, or do you just plan on throwing on new shingles every 15 years or so and going with the 30 year.
     
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    I wouldn't care about the company, I doubt I'll be around in 50 years.

    DW
     
  9. handyman

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    Might want to check into metal roofing.
     
  10. certifiedfunds

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    This

    Or go metal.

    I sure wish I could.
     
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    Go metal.

    Or get the cheaper ones. Wont insurance pay out if there's damage? So you should be covered by warrentee or insurance for 30 years. Will you be there in 30 years? Why pay more?