Best Roofing Materials for Longevity and Durability

At Peak View Roofing, we believe in offering you the best solutions when it comes to your roof. We know that installing a new roof is a major investment and something most owners don’t do often. The lifespan of your roof will depend on a myriad of factors, such as its design, quality of installation and exposure to the elements. The good news is, most roofs can last up to 30-40 years, sometimes even longer when properly cared for and maintained. If you are looking to replace your roof or install a roof for a new construction project, it is important to consider the various life spans of roofing materials when making your decision.

Roofing materials generally have the following lifespans:

  • Wood Shakes and Shingles: 15 to 20 years
  • Asphalt Shingles; 10 to 30 years
  • Metal/Steel: 50+ Years
  • Slate: 50 years
  • Tile and Concrete: 50+ years
  • Foam: 20 to 30 years
  • Built-up Roofs: 15 to 30 years
  • Single-ply: 25 to 30+ years

The average roof will last around 20 years, though properly maintained roofs can last far longer. Let’s take a look at the 4 most common residential roof materials to see which material may be right for you.

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Asphalt shingle roofing is the most common roofing material in the United States. It is a popular option due to it being relatively cheap and easy to install. However, their lifespan can be anywhere between 10-30 years. Prolonging the lifespan of your asphalt roofing is dependent on many things. These include environmental factors, installation quality, quality of materials, regular maintenance and wear and tear. We recommend regular inspections and roof repairs to ensure you get the most out of your asphalt roof.

Wood Shake and Shingle Roofing

Wood shakes and shingle roofing are some of the most aesthetically pleasing roof material options. This roofing material can last between 25-30 years. However, with meticulous maintenance, your wood shake and shingle roof can last up to 50 years. These wooden panels work great in moderate climates but are not a great option for areas with seasonal forest fires. Should you be interested in wood shakes and shingles, we have a variety of colors and options to choose from.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is one of the most durable, weathertight, fire-resistant, great looking roof material you can buy. Not only is the roof eco-friendly but it is also cost-effective as it has a lifespan of 30-50 years. With proper maintenance, you can stretch this lifespan to nearly 70 years. Some home insurers will even offer discounts of up to 30 percent to homeowners whose properties have Class 4 Hail impact-resistant metal roofs. Metal roofs are an ideal choice for cold climates and those looking for long-term savings and durability. If you’re not quite sure which metal roofing material and/or panel types are right for your project, contact us or make an appointment to visit our showroom and view all of our metal roofing materials.

Tile Roofing

Tile roofing can add a pleasant tailored aesthetic to your home. The tiles are made from either terracotta clay, ceramics or concrete. When properly maintained, your tile roof can last you about 50+ years. However, homeowners with tile roofs need to be on the lookout for cracking tiles, especially in areas with really hot climates or frequent rains.  If you’re considering tile roofing for your home, be aware that these roofing systems are very heavy and can break under certain conditions. If you’re unsure whether or not tile roofing is a good choice for you, contact a qualified Peak View Roofer to give you a free inspection and estimate.

Looking for expertly installed residential roofing? Well, then look no further than the roofing professionals at Peak View Roofing. Give us a call today so that we can get started on your dream roof as soon as possible.