Did you know you have options when picking out the color of your roof? Where you live can often dictate what color roof to go with. Typically, in warmer climates, light colored asphalt shingles are preferred, because they help reflect heat. However, in colder climates, you’ll notice a darker shingle, which helps retain the heat from the sun. However, there is no rule that locks you into a certain choice.
A roofs lifespan can vary greatly, depending on the material, roof type, and weather conditions. Different parts of the world will use different materials and even widely varying rooflines. Technological advances in shingle material have also lengthened the life of residential roofs. It’s common for most roofs, in southern Indiana to last 15 to 20 years. Unfortunately, there are factors that can greatly shorten a shingles life.