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How Long Does A Roof Last In The Woodlands
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The Woodlands is a suburb of Houston, Texas, and is about 30 miles north of Downtown Houston.  If you’re a current homeowner or are thinking about living in the #1 best place to live in the United States (The Woodlands), you may have to come across replacing your roof at some point of time, which begs the question, how long does a roof last in The Woodlands?

Most Common Types of Roofs in The Woodlands:

The lifespan of a commercial or residential roofing system largely depends on the material used to make the roof, overall maintenance, and environmental conditions. With our professionally installed GAF Timberline roofing shingles in The Woodlands, they should be able to last 30-50 years assuming the roof is properly maintained. 

Generally, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), roofs made of tiles, copper, and slate are expected to last over 50 years, however, they tend to be very expensive compared to standard asphalt roofing shingles. 

Since The Woodlands is a heavily wooded area, the amount of life for a typical roof in The Woodlands may be lower than average if the roof is not maintained properly due to squirrel damage, heavy debris buildup from leaves, pine needles, etc.

Asphalt Roofing Shingles

The most popular roofing material among homes in the Houston area and in The Woodlands is asphalt roof shingles. There are good reasons why they’re the preferred roofing solution. First and foremost, it’s the most cost-effective compared to metal, clay, or slate roofing. They also required less upkeep. Apart from that, they’re also available in different styles and colors.

Customers in The Woodlands couldn’t say no to this option because asphalt roof shingles are cost-effective, aside from their functionality and strength. 

They are the least expensive option among the roofing systems on our list. As a matter of fact, if your existing roofing deck is still in good condition, you can just install your new shingles over it. This reduces the cost of tearing off the decking that is underneath your roof. There are three different asphalt roofing shingles, which are highly durable and that we, Mr. Happy House, install in The Woodlands, Texas:

GAF Royal Sovereign (3-Tab Shingles): GAF Royal Sovereign asphalt roofing shingles are standard 3-Tab roofing shingles that have a flat appearance that gives them their slate look. They usually weigh less than the other roofing materials and are a cost-effective option for roofing in The Woodlands. However, these type of roofs only last 25 years in The Woodlands. 

GAF Timberline HD & HDZ: These roofing shingles are highly durable and can withstand high winds and rain. The GAF Timberline HD roof shingles have a wind rating of up to 130 MPH, while the Timberline HDZ roofing shingles does not have a wind limit at all.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is referred to as the Cadillac of all roofing systems, averaging 5x more to install than GAF Timberline roofing shingles.. However, not everyone agrees with this. Metal roofing is an umbrella term to mean a whole new range of different roof materials like copper, aluminum, zinc, steel, and tin. 

Standing seam metal roofs are a very good choice for commercial buildings and some descorative residential upscale homes, but they have to have a GAF Storm Guard underlayment because there is a lot of open seams, gaps, and cracks that your standard GAF Timberline roof does not have. 

Clay & Concrete Tile Roofing

Clay roof tiles used to be hand-shaped and sun-dried; that’s why they’re often referred to as the roof tiles with the most history. Nowadays, they are machine-driven, yet they’re as aesthetically pleasing as the manually made ones that were invented hundreds of years ago.

Like metal roofing, clay & concrete tile roofing in The Woodlands can tend to be much more expensive to install than regular asphalt roofing and even metal roofing because these roofs need the proper framing underneath in order for it to hold up properly.

Depending on the type of material used, framing of the roof/house, and underlayment, clay and concrete tile roofing can last anywhere from 20 to 50 years in The Woodlands and Spring, Texas area.

Why We Recommend GAF Roofing Shingles for Your Woodlands Roof:

When it comes to roofing solutions, GAF is one of the key industry players. Apart from the roofing solution they can offer for your Woodlands home, they also help their customers protect their homes by providing warranties to their roofing system. 

Provided that a GAF certified roofing contractor installs a GAF Timberline series roof on your home, with all of the right components and skilled installers, your new roof in The Woodlands could last up to 50 years with proper care and maintenance. 

Some of these GAF roofing warranties include the following:

  • Limited warranty for shingles and accessories: There are no eligibility requirements to claim this benefit. It comes with a lifetime warranty for shingles, a 10-year smart protection period, a 10-year algae warranty, and a 15-year wind warranty.
  • Limited warranty for roofing system: To qualify, you need to have your shingles installed by a GAF certified roofing company and purchase at least three shingles accessories. It comes with a lifetime warranty for shingles, a 10-year smart protection period, a 10-year algae warranty, and a 15-year wind warranty.
  • GAF System Plus Warranty: To qualify, your company-purchased shingles need to be installed by a GAF-certified roofing contractor. It comes with a lifetime warranty for shingles, a 50-year smart protection period, a 10-year algae warranty, and a 15-year wind warranty.
 

Final Takeaway

If you started this article asking “how long does a roof last in The Woodlands?” by now, you know that it depends on the materials used and the external factors unique to your dwelling place. Invest in suitable roofing material and have the same installed by a reputable installer. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of home insurance policies and roofing warranties. These can lengthen the lifespan of your roof and your property.

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"I called Mr Happy House after reading the great reviews, and I was not disappointed! Mike and his crews are extremely professional and conscientious. They performed various outdoor repairs including power washing, repaired my Hardie Siding, repaired squirrel damage on the roof, and painted my entire house. Mike oversaw every aspect of the job and made sure everything was perfect. The price was very reasonable, and I will definitely be calling Mr Happy House for future jobs!"
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"2nd time work with Mike and his wonderful crew. They worked so hard to paint our whole house perfectly. We are so impressed with how fast and how flawless they got the job done. We really appreciate all of them! Yay for Mike and Mr. Happy House!"
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Ashley Donaldson
Spring, TX
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"Mike was great to work with. He explained all that needed to be done to install a quality roof that would last. Had other quotes but other contractors were not as informative and did not include everything that was needed. Mike’s crew was courteous, did an excellent job and completed the work in a timely fashion. If you are not familiar with working with insurance adjusters be sure Mike meets with them when you set up a meeting. This was helpful in my case and made the claims process run smoothly. I am very pleased 😀 with his service and recommend him to my neighbors of which two have used him across from my home."
Bradley Faldyn
Bradley Faldyn
Spring, TX
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"Mike and his crew are top notch. Honest and detail oriented. Customer satisfaction and high quality workmanship are outstanding!!! Very satisfied with our new roof!!!"
Mark Rodrigues
Mark Rodrigues
The Woodlands, TX
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"My house needed new siding, soffits, and fascia. After seeing another job Mike had done, I requested an estimate. The pricing was fair to me, so he went to work. Everything was completed with Hardie products. The house was painted to my desires and I can honestly say I am more than happy. He paid great attention to the details and ensured the work was of the highest quality. The next time I need work done, I will be contacting Mr. Happy House."
Bradley Utz
Bradley Utz
Tomball, TX
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"Very impressive! I needed to have my house roof replaced. I am very glad, very grateful, and very satisfied that I chose Mr. Happy House for this job in July 2018. The crew was thorough in planning, removing old shingles, hammering new ones, examining the roof for trouble spots and attending to them on-the-spot, and cleaning up as the work completed. Mike Monyak and his entire team are professional, attentive, fair, competent and courteous; they did exceptionally well what they contracted to do. I trusted my roof upgrade with Mr. Happy House and will confidently use this company as the need arises in the future."
Ken Baird
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Conroe, TX
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"I had Mr. Happy House replace my wood siding with Hardy Plank Siding. Mike and his team did an excellent job replacing the siding and with the great paint job. They offered great suggestions and really paid attention to detail. I highly recommend Mr. Happy House! Nice job and thank you Mike and taam! Ken B"
Brittney Duffy
Brittney Duffy
The Woodlands, TX
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"Mike with Mr. Happy House has been our go-to contractor in The Woodlands for 10-15 years. Hiring a contractor can be anxiety-provoking, but Mike is a true professional. It is always a relief knowing the work will be done right the first time. Mike also takes the time to listen and is very thorough in explaining what needs to be done and offering alternative options available. Over the years, we’ve been so happy with Mike’s services that we’ve hired Mr. Happy House for fencing, roof replacement, fascia and soffit replacement, rotted exterior window frame replacement, exterior house painting, pressure washing, and other home maintenance. If you’re looking for a professional, knowledgeable contractor, don’t hesitate to give Mike with Mr. Happy House a call!"
Misty Hanna
Misty Hanna
The Woodlands, TX
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"Mike was awesome. He came out quickly, listened to what we wanted done and came back with a very comprehensive quote for us. He gave us the time we needed without being pushy to decided if this was the right move for us. He was upfront and honest about what needed to be done and the cost. He and his crew worked quickly, efficiently and did a great job. I highly recommend if you need work done to give him a call."
Jeremy C.
Jeremy C.
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"Very great work, Mike has been very helpful in fixing the damages on the outside of my house and they have done a great job in painting my garage's exterior. Mike was able to answer all of my questions regarding the problems that needed to get fixed. Mr. Happy House has repaired the damages on my house and also made my house look very nice too. I will definitely recommend him my neighbors."
Mike Sorenson
Mike Sorenson
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"I called Mike to help fix a leak in my ceiling. He diagnosed the problem and also quoted replacing the remaining aging wood we had on our house, as well as replace the chimney top. His quote was fair so we decided to knock it all out. His team is professional and finished the job quickly. He also fixed my fence gate and power washed my driveway, patio and sidewalk along with the house. I plan to use him in the future for other projects."
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Susan Sellers
Susan Sellers
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"I called Mr Happy House after reading the great reviews, and I was not disappointed! Mike and his crews are extremely professional and conscientious. They performed various outdoor repairs including power washing, repaired my Hardie Siding, repaired squirrel damage on the roof, and painted my entire house. Mike oversaw every aspect of the job and made sure everything was perfect. The price was very reasonable, and I will definitely be calling Mr Happy House for future jobs!"
Liz Blasingame
Liz Blasingame
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"Mike has been great at getting our siding and trim repaired on the exterior of our house. He was very thorough and the completed work is fantastic."
Dior Xu
Dior Xu
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"2nd time work with Mike and his wonderful crew. They worked so hard to paint our whole house perfectly. We are so impressed with how fast and how flawless they got the job done. We really appreciate all of them! Yay for Mike and Mr. Happy House!"
Ashley Donaldson
Ashley Donaldson
Spring, TX
Read More
"Mike was great to work with. He explained all that needed to be done to install a quality roof that would last. Had other quotes but other contractors were not as informative and did not include everything that was needed. Mike’s crew was courteous, did an excellent job and completed the work in a timely fashion. If you are not familiar with working with insurance adjusters be sure Mike meets with them when you set up a meeting. This was helpful in my case and made the claims process run smoothly. I am very pleased 😀 with his service and recommend him to my neighbors of which two have used him across from my home."
Bradley Faldyn
Bradley Faldyn
Spring, TX
Read More
"Mike and his crew are top notch. Honest and detail oriented. Customer satisfaction and high quality workmanship are outstanding!!! Very satisfied with our new roof!!!"
Mark Rodrigues
Mark Rodrigues
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"My house needed new siding, soffits, and fascia. After seeing another job Mike had done, I requested an estimate. The pricing was fair to me, so he went to work. Everything was completed with Hardie products. The house was painted to my desires and I can honestly say I am more than happy. He paid great attention to the details and ensured the work was of the highest quality. The next time I need work done, I will be contacting Mr. Happy House."
Bradley Utz
Bradley Utz
Tomball, TX
Read More
"Very impressive! I needed to have my house roof replaced. I am very glad, very grateful, and very satisfied that I chose Mr. Happy House for this job in July 2018. The crew was thorough in planning, removing old shingles, hammering new ones, examining the roof for trouble spots and attending to them on-the-spot, and cleaning up as the work completed. Mike Monyak and his entire team are professional, attentive, fair, competent and courteous; they did exceptionally well what they contracted to do. I trusted my roof upgrade with Mr. Happy House and will confidently use this company as the need arises in the future."
Ken Baird
Ken Baird
Conroe, TX
Read More
"I had Mr. Happy House replace my wood siding with Hardy Plank Siding. Mike and his team did an excellent job replacing the siding and with the great paint job. They offered great suggestions and really paid attention to detail. I highly recommend Mr. Happy House! Nice job and thank you Mike and taam! Ken B"
Brittney Duffy
Brittney Duffy
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"Mike with Mr. Happy House has been our go-to contractor in The Woodlands for 10-15 years. Hiring a contractor can be anxiety-provoking, but Mike is a true professional. It is always a relief knowing the work will be done right the first time. Mike also takes the time to listen and is very thorough in explaining what needs to be done and offering alternative options available. Over the years, we’ve been so happy with Mike’s services that we’ve hired Mr. Happy House for fencing, roof replacement, fascia and soffit replacement, rotted exterior window frame replacement, exterior house painting, pressure washing, and other home maintenance. If you’re looking for a professional, knowledgeable contractor, don’t hesitate to give Mike with Mr. Happy House a call!"
Misty Hanna
Misty Hanna
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"Mike was awesome. He came out quickly, listened to what we wanted done and came back with a very comprehensive quote for us. He gave us the time we needed without being pushy to decided if this was the right move for us. He was upfront and honest about what needed to be done and the cost. He and his crew worked quickly, efficiently and did a great job. I highly recommend if you need work done to give him a call."
Jeremy C.
Jeremy C.
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"Very great work, Mike has been very helpful in fixing the damages on the outside of my house and they have done a great job in painting my garage's exterior. Mike was able to answer all of my questions regarding the problems that needed to get fixed. Mr. Happy House has repaired the damages on my house and also made my house look very nice too. I will definitely recommend him my neighbors."
Mike Sorenson
Mike Sorenson
The Woodlands, TX
Read More
"I called Mike to help fix a leak in my ceiling. He diagnosed the problem and also quoted replacing the remaining aging wood we had on our house, as well as replace the chimney top. His quote was fair so we decided to knock it all out. His team is professional and finished the job quickly. He also fixed my fence gate and power washed my driveway, patio and sidewalk along with the house. I plan to use him in the future for other projects."
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