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HOW MUCH WILL A NEW ROOF COST?

There are several factors in determining the cost of a new roof, such as location, size, and style. This is why we offer our clients free estimates as well as free property and storm damage inspections. Prrotect Roofing will also walk you through the insurance maze to restore your property to its pristine condition.

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DO YOU WORK WITH NEW BUILDS?

Yes! We’re happy to be a part of your new build and to help start your project off on the right foot!

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DO YOU WORK WITH PROPERTY MANAGERS?

Yes! From routine maintenance to full exterior replacement, our team is here to ensure that your investment, and your residents, are prrotected.

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CAN YOU HELP WITH HOME INSPECTIONS?

We are proud to work with homeowners and real estate agents whenever a building inspection is needed. Our team will identify problem areas and provide a complete report of our findings upon completion.

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WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO COMPLETE A ROOFING PROJECT?

The best time to build a roof is when you need one! While current weather is a factor in outdoor jobs, there is never a bad time to build, repair, or replace a roof. Our first step is to identify any existing problems to determine when the repair should be completed. The materials involved will also factor into the project’s timeline (e.g., asphalt shingles require +40°F whereas a flat roof can be installed or repaired at any temperature). Our team is prepared to work as needed to resolve your issue. Whether it’s to fix ice-damming in the winter or repairing a leak before the next summer storm, Prrotect Roofing is ready for the job.

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DO YOU DO MORE THAN STORM REPAIR?

Yes! Whether your roof needs routine maintenance or you’re wanting to upgrade your siding with a new look, Prrotect Roofing can help! We’ll take on repairs, replacements, upgrades, new builds, and more! Our team is proud to take on the work that keeps your home prrotected.

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Five Factors That Determine How Long Asphalt Shingles Will Last

December 21, 20224 min read

Asphalt shingles are a popular choice for residential roofing because they are relatively inexpensive and durable. But how long will they actually last? The lifespan of asphalt shingles can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, and understanding what these factors are can help you determine how long your asphalt shingles will last. 


In this blog post, we will discuss five key factors that can affect the lifespan of asphalt shingles and how to manage them in order to ensure your shingles last as long as possible.

Asphalt Shingles on Roof
  1. The Quality Of The Shingle

High-quality asphalt shingles are made from a stronger and thicker composite material, providing better protection from the elements. This includes protection against extreme temperatures, moisture, and UV rays. Additionally, higher-quality shingles come with specialized technology like fiberglass or organic matting, which adds to their strength and durability. 


  1. The Climate 

When it comes to determining how long asphalt shingles will last, one of the critical factors is the climate in which they are installed. In areas with hot and humid climates, asphalt shingles may wear out more quickly due to high temperatures, ultraviolet radiation, and high humidity. On the other hand, cold climates with freezing winters can also be damaging to asphalt shingles. Extreme cold causes the asphalt to become brittle and increases the risk of cracking and breaking.


Other climatic factors that can affect the lifespan of asphalt shingles include wind, rain, and hail. Wind-driven rain and hail can cause physical damage to the shingles, while strong winds can lift and loosen them over time. Even heavy snowfall can cause asphalt shingles to fail prematurely. To help mitigate these risks, it’s important to make sure your roof is properly ventilated and that shingles are properly installed.


  1. The Ventilation

When it comes to the lifespan of asphalt shingles, proper ventilation is essential. Without adequate ventilation, heat and moisture can build up beneath the roof and cause the shingles to deteriorate faster. Proper ventilation also helps to reduce ice damming and other forms of water damage that can occur in colder climates.


In order to ensure proper ventilation, your roof should have a ridge vent and soffit vents. Ridge vents are placed along the peak of the roof and allow air to escape while soffit vents pull fresh air in from the eaves. If you’re unsure whether or not your roof is properly ventilated, consider contacting a professional roofer for an inspection.


  1. The Installation

When it comes to the lifespan of asphalt shingles, the installation process is one of the most important factors to consider. An improper installation can drastically shorten the lifespan of your roof, leading to premature repair or replacement. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that your asphalt shingles are installed properly to maximize their lifespan.


  1. Maintenance

When it comes to asphalt shingles, proper maintenance can play an important role in determining how long they last. Here are some tips to help maximize the lifespan of your asphalt shingles:

  • Clean Gutters and Drains - Keeping your gutters and drains free from debris will help prevent water from collecting on your roof, which can cause damage over time. Make sure to clean them regularly to keep your roof functioning optimally.

  • Remove Accumulated Debris - Leaves, branches, and other debris can accumulate on your roof over time and cause issues such as trapping moisture and promoting mold growth. Make sure to keep your roof free from debris for optimal performance.

  • Trim Trees and Bushes - Overhanging tree branches or bushes can damage your roof by scratching or puncturing the shingles, so be sure to trim back any trees or bushes near your home.

  • Regular Inspections - Inspecting your roof at least once a year can help catch any potential issues that may arise and allow you to address them quickly before they become bigger problems. This will also give you an idea of how well your roof is performing and what areas might need additional maintenance.


Here at Prrotect Roofing, we want to emphasize the importance of getting your roof regularly inspected by professionals. They can find things wrong with your asphalt shingles that the regular untrained eye could never see. If you are in need of a reliable roofer in St. Louis and its surrounding areas, look no further than Prrotect Roofing. To schedule a complimentary inspection, give us a call at
(314) 292-9331. We are proud to serve our St. Louis community, and have been doing so for several years.

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