Your roof is one of the biggest investments you can make on your home’s exterior. It functions are your home’s primary line of defense against the weather, provides curb appeal and resale value, and makes your home more energy efficient. However, different roofing materials offer advantages and disadvantages, and considering that your roof is such a major investment, one of the most important factors for many homeowners is the lifespan of the material. To help you make an informed decision about choosing the right material for your home, our team has put together a list of the longest lasting roofing materials! Keep reading below to learn more!
To begin, let’s start with a material that has a lifespan on the shorter side; rubber roofing. While it comes in a few different varieties, perhaps the most well-known style is EPMD, which is most commonly used in commercial settings. While this material is quite inexpensive to install, it’s not know for lasting for decades on end. With proper preventive maintenance, you can generally expect to get between 20 & 30 years of out a typical rubber roof, although it’s possible under the right conditions that the roof will last longer. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to roofing materials. Let’s move on to a far more common roofing material!
When you mention roofing in North America, the word has become synonymous for most homeowners with asphalt shingles. The most popular roofing material in the country, asphalt shingles are preferred by many homeowners for their aesthetic & curb appeal, their economical price point, and of course, their durability & longevity. But how long do asphalt shingles generally last? Well, the answer ultimately depends on what kind of asphalt shingles you choose to install. The most economical asphalt shingle, 3-tabs, have the shortest lifespan. Generally, you shouldn’t expect to get more then 20-30 years out of a 3-tab roof. However, once you get into the higher end shingles, such as architectural shingles, your roof can easily last between 30-50 years with proper maintenance, making it a fantastic choice. However, there are some materials that are even more durable.
The most durable option that our team offers, metal roofing is a fantastic choice for homeowners who value longevity from their roof above all else. While you may sacrifice a bit of curb appeal in some homeowners eyes, you gain a tremendous amount of longevity. As you can imagine, metal roofing is incredibly resistant to all kinds of weather, and a well-maintained metal roof will generally last well over 50 years, sometimes approaching a century. Coupled with the fact that it’s an environmentally friendly option that can be recycled at the end of its lifespan, and metal roofing is a wonderful option for any home!
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