What Type of Roof Lasts the Longest?

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If you really think about it, your home is probably one of the biggest expenses you’ll ever make. Which means you’ll want the very best to make sure that home is built to last. For some reason, the roof is overlooked. And we can tell you from experience, it’s the part of the house that should never be overlooked… Next to the foundation of course. The question remains, though, what type of roof lasts the longest?

What’s the Benefit of a Long Lasting Roof?

It’s an obvious question, but perhaps you’re wondering what’s the point of having a roof that lasts long. Well, the first obvious reason is you don’t want to be replacing your roof every few years. Or spending dollars upon dollars on roof repairs.

But a high quality roof that lasts long will also provide insulation to your home, keeping your utility costs way down. Over time, you will be so grateful you have that long lasting roof.

What Type of Roof Lasts the Longest?

Of course, results will vary, but generally speaking, here’s how the roofing materials add up in terms of how long they last:

  • Shingles: 20 years
  • Asphalt shingles: 20 years
  • Metal/ Steel: 50+years
  • Slate: 30 years
  • Tile: 30 years

Those results speak for themselves! There’s a clear advantage for the metal and steel roofs.

Metal Roofs Last the Longest

It might come as a surprise to some of you that metal is considered the best choice for your home. Metal roofs are widely known to withstand mother nature’s strongest storms. Check this post by American Metal Roofing…

How about that?

Metal roofs are not only the longest lasting in wear and tear department. But also in the extreme weather as you can see in the post above.

When it comes time to replacing your roof, be sure to go with a metal roof. It’s proven to be the longest lasting.

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