One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a roofing material is its durability. While cost, energy efficiency, and ease of maintenance are also very important factors the final decision always boils down to how durable the material is. Below are some of the most durable roofing materials that you can choose for your house today.
Asphalt shingles are very popular in the US for their affordable pricing and cost-effectiveness. They can last for around 15 to 30 years and require very low maintenance as well. However, you should make sure to buy asphalt shingles that have a good hail rating, which indicates how much impact resistance the material has.
Wooden shingles can last for around 30 to 50 years and are usually made of fire-resistant materials as well. That being said, they are not totally fireproof and can sometimes be prone to cracking as well. Make sure to buy wooden shingles or shakes that have a decent hail rating. The main benefit of wooden roofing is that they work as great insulators and are considered sustainable as well.
Metal roofing materials can also last for around 30 to 50 years and can be recycled after removal as well. Although steel, aluminum, and copper roofing materials are more expensive they are very durable and have great impact resistance. Metal roofing is known to be good for energy efficiency and requires the least amount of maintenance when compared to other roofing materials.
Plastic polymer roofing materials can last for more than 50 years making it one of the best cost-effective roofing solutions today. These materials can look like slate or wooden roofing and requires very low maintenance as well. Moreover, all kinds of plastic polymer materials have a good hail rating and they are great at energy efficiency too.
Slate shingles can last for around 75 to 120+ years, but they are one of the most expensive roofing materials available today. In any case, slate is fireproof and very durable that can withstand the test of time with very low maintenance. Slate shingles are easy to install but be careful as they can crack if too much weight is exerted onto it.
Solar Glass Roofing
Solar glass roofing can last for more than 100 years, but not many manufacturers offer the material for home roofing at present. This makes the current solar glass roofing that is available very expensive. However, the supreme energy efficiency and high hail rating of solar glass roofing make it an attractive option for all homeowners. Keeping in mind that it generates energy, solar glass roofing can be a good option for you as a long-term investment.
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