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Long-Lasting Materials You Can Choose for Roofing

The right roof can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your house. However, when choosing a roofing material, you shouldn’t overlook its longevity. The longer the expected lifespan, the more it will benefit you in the long run.

Let’s take a look at the lifespan of some common roofing materials to help you make the right choice:

1.     Silicone Membrane

Silicone membrane roofs are known for their durability and energy-efficiency. Not only do they look more appealing, but they also stay in good shape for a long time. They require less maintenance than many other roofing materials.

2.     Clay Tile

Although clay tile roofing is an expensive option, it’ll make up for the higher costs with its longer lifespan. Through regular maintenance, it can last more than a century. It can effectively withstand extreme weather conditions and help you maintain an optimal temperature indoors.

3.     Slate Tiles

Depending on the quality of tiles, this roofing can last up to 150 years. But keep in mind that it’s heavier than most other roofing materials. So, it’ll require extra reinforcements to support its weight.

4.     Wood Shingles

If you want to opt for an energy-efficient roof, you should consider wood shingles. Wood shingles are made up of processed wood, making them fire-resistant. However, a wooden roof is prone to get damaged by rainwater and mold growth. If you don’t ignore its maintenance, the roof can stay in good shape for 30-40 years.

5.     Concrete Tiles

Concrete tiles have always been the top choice of many homeowners. They are more durable and can mimic the texture and style of wood shingles. They are durable and can stay intact for 50-100 years.

6.     EPDM Rubber

Ethylene propylene diene monomer material is widely used for building roofs of houses. It’s a budget-friendly option whose average lifespan is 20-35 years. It provides resistance against extreme weather and can support heavy foot traffic.

7.     Metal Roof

You can choose copper, steel, zinc, alloy or aluminum if you intend to get metal roofing. It can last for 30-50 years. But keep in mind that installation and maintenance greatly influence its longevity. So, it’s in your best interest to hire professional roofing services instead of trying to install the roof on your own.

8.     Solar Glass

Solar roofs are gaining popularity, since they can generate energy and help you lower your electricity bills. This high-quality roof can last for the entire lifetime of your house. But solar glass roofs aren’t commonly available yet. As for today, Tesla is the only manufacturer of solar glass roofs.

Whether you’re building a new house or looking forward to replacing the existing roof, you should be careful when choosing the material. Opt for a durable option that can last longer and thereby, save costs.