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Maximizing Your Roof’s Lifespan: Insights from Baton Rouge’s Roofing Experts

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Discover how to choose the best roofing materials for Baton Rouge’s unique climate with Better Built Contractors’ expert guide. Learn the impact of weather on your roof’s lifespan and find your ideal roofing solution.

At Better Built Contractors, your home’s protection is our priority. With Baton Rouge’s diverse climate, your roof needs to be robust enough to withstand the heat, cold, and humidity. Understanding the lifespan of your roofing materials and the impact of weather conditions is essential for safeguarding your home against the unpredictable Louisiana weather.

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Materials: A Roof Over Your Head for Every Season:

Choosing the right roofing material is paramount, and with over 15 years of expertise, Better Built Contractors has the knowledge to guide you:

  • Asphalt Shingles: Popular for their affordability, these shingles typically last 15 years. They’re a practical choice for many homeowners in the Greater Baton Rouge area.
  • Laminate Shingles: Offering greater resilience, laminate shingles can protect your home for about 24 to 30 years.
  • Wood Shingles: Perfect for adding character to your home, wood shingles have a lifespan of 30 to 40 years if properly maintained.
  • Metal Roofing: With the ability to last 30 to 45 years, metal roofing is an excellent investment for its durability and energy efficiency.
  • Clay Tiles: For an unparalleled lifespan of around 50 years, clay tiles are an ideal option for the hot Louisiana climate.

Weather Woes: Baton Rouge’s Climate and Your Roof:

The weather in Baton Rouge can be extreme, but with our guidance, your roof can withstand:

  • Ventilation: Proper ventilation is key, especially during our hot summers, to prevent premature aging of your roof.
  • Heat: High temperatures can be detrimental, but selecting UV-resistant materials can help mitigate damage.
  • Cold: Freezing temperatures can cause shingles to crack, but with Better Built Contractors’ waterproofing membranes, your roof can remain intact.
  • Humidity: Our humid climate demands roofing materials that resist mold and algae, and we know just the solutions for your home.


Your roof’s longevity is influenced by the materials you choose and the climatic challenges it faces. At Better Built Contractors, we combine our construction industry experience with our commitment to quality and fair pricing to provide you with roofing solutions that last.

Are you considering a roof inspection or upgrade?

Our team is ready to offer you a free, no-obligation roof inspection. With certifications from multiple roofing manufacturers, we assure extended warranties on most of our work, along with our standard 3-year workmanship warranty. Call us today at (225) 369-1119 or visit our office at 8175 Vincent Rd Ste K, Denham Springs, LA. We’re here to ensure your roof is Better Built for Louisiana’s weather.

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