How Long Will My Shingles Last

Published On: November 3, 2021

We get this question a lot. “Okay, I have a new roof. How long before I need another one?”

It’s a great question, and one that’s not as black-and-white as you think. There are many factors that affect your roof: weather, ventilation, proper installation, and more. So to understand this important question, let’s break it down.


In general, your newly-installed roof from DT Roofing should last between 20-30 years. However, as you know living in Texas, Mother Nature can wreak havoc when you least expect it. From tornadoes to straight-line winds, from hail to boiling summer heat, your roof weathers a lot (see what we did there?). So it’s important to remember that while a quality roof has a long lifespan, lots of unexpected weather events can impact its longevity. If you’re in doubt, give us a call. We can take a look and let you know how your roof is faring.


As we stated before, your roof should have a long life if properly installed and maintained. However, if your roof was not installed by the professionals at DT Roofing, it’s possible that it is not properly ventilated either. In a nutshell, proper ventilation allows your attic to release gases so the heat in the attic doesn’t cook the shingles on top and bottom. It gets hot in your attic–especially in the heat of a Texas summer. Proper ventilation ensures that your system is designed to keep your roof lasting for years to come.

Not sure if your roof is properly ventilated? We offer free inspections. Give us a call and we’ll check it out for you!


This should probably go without saying, but you might be surprised by how many people hire a second-rate roofer just to save a few bucks. The end result always costs more. Why? Because without proper installation, a roof can cause any number of problems. You’ve read about poor ventilation above. But that’s only the start: one leak in your roof can result in exorbitant damage. And what seemed like an innocent spring shower can turn into a flooding, water-damage nightmare. In other words, the lifespan of your roof depends on whether someone who knows what they’re doing installed it. If you want it done right from the start, DT Roofing is your best bet!

Manufacturer Defects

Occasionally, manufacturer defects can lead to a shortened lifespan of your roof. The good news is that these problems are usually covered by the manufacturer at no cost to you. If you think you have a defective roof, give us a call. We’ll come assess the damage and walk you through the process to repair it.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to the lifespan of your roof, the bottom line is this: quality matters. Fly-by-night roofers don’t care if your roof lasts as long as it should. They don’t care if it’s properly installed or if it’s going to get you through a spring storm. Proper installation from start to finish is the best way to ensure a long, healthy roof life. And when it comes to quality, there is no better company to turn to than DT Roofing. After all, we weren’t voted the Best of Hood County every year since 2013 for nothing!

Give us a call today and let’s make sure your roof has got you covered!


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