Believe it or not, the homeowner hand picked this style of roofing material for their home. While it’s a little worn, it’s only 14 years old, the lifting and checkerboard look is the natural look for this particular type of roofing material. This homeowner could have spent an additional $1/square on a roofing material for a great looking composition shingle, but decided to go with a cheaper option. Now the homeowner is stuck with a roof that looks like it’s been through a hurricane. This is a Certainteed Independence 30 year shingle on a home in Pennsylvania. This roof is only 14 years old and already looks like it needs to be replaced.

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At Roof Life of Oregon, we are certified installers for the three major composition shingle roof manufacturers: GAF/ELK, Certainteed, and Owens Corning. Our goal is to provide you with roof that looks great, works right, and lasts longer. To avoid having a roof look like the one depicted in the picture above, contact us for a free roof replacement estimate at (503) 925-0125 or fill our roof estimate form out online.

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