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How Long Should My New Roof Last? What Every Southern Illinois Homeowner Needs to Know.

When you invest in new roofing to protect your home, you want it to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, here in Southern Illinois, the weather doesn’t take it easy on homeowners. On average, a new roof should generally last between 20 to 25 years, but wind, rain, and storms can result in the need to replace it years sooner than expected.

While no one can prevent a roof-destroying storm, there are several factors to consider when researching roofing contractors in the St. Louis Metro East so you can find the most durable roof option available.

  1. The quality of the roofing materials – Investing in top-quality shingles is the best way to ensure a longer-lasting roof. Although the upfront cost may be higher than expected, you’ll save thousands in the long run when you’re not constantly repairing or replacing cheaply-made shingles.


Crown Roofing & Exteriors is proud to partner with CertainTeed™, the top rated brand for service, quality, and innovation. In addition, any CertainTeed roofing we install is backed by their 100 years of manufacturing excellence and an industry-leading warranty.

  1. The expertise of the installers – At Crown, one of the top reasons we’re called in to repair or replace a roof is a shoddy installation job by an inexperienced roofing company or a contractor that cuts corners to boost their bottom line.


Our local installers take your satisfaction to heart and strive to ensure your roof lasts as long as possible. Every installer who climbs on your roof is a CertainTeed ShingleMaster™, which means they’ve undergone extensive training and testing with the manufacturer so their craftsmanship surpasses that of other installers in Southern Illinois. We also include our own workmanship guarantee with every roofing project.


  1. The dedication of the roofing company – One of the best ways to keep your roof in top shape is to perform regular maintenance throughout the year – such as keeping leaves and debris off your roof and out of your gutters, ensuring tree limbs are trimmed around your home, and removing snow piles if you can.


Most important for your roof’s longevity are regular roof inspections. Home repair guru Bob Vila recommends that all homeowners schedule a professional inspection every fall if your roof is more than 10 years old. In addition, If you spot any cracks, holes, or loose shingles, contact the team at Crown Roofing immediately. We can make the required repairs to prevent further damage and give your roof a thorough assessment of the structure and materials to detect any other possible problems.

When Crown Roofing installs a roof for homeowners in the St. Louis Metro East, we take every step to guarantee it exceeds your expectations and lasts as long as possible. For more information on roof repairs or roof replacements, please contact us today at 618.799.8375.



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