Your home’s roof is arguable the single most important piece of your home’s exterior shell. It provides a number of benefits for your home, including functioning as your home’s primary line of defense against the elements, improving your home’s curb appeal and resale value, helping to insulate your home and improve its energy efficiency, and so much more! Considering how many benefits your roof has to provide, it is important to not only have a well-maintained roof, but also ensure that the option you choose is durable & long-lasting. If you’re interested in learning more about which roofing materials have the longest lifespans, take a look below for more information!
To begin, let’s examine rubber roofing. This option is reserved for businesses, and homes, without traditionally pitched roofs. There are a few options when it comes to flat roofing, but they all generally perform similarly. In terms of longevity, you can expect a rubber roof to last for at least a couple of decades on average. The most important thing to consider when installing a flat, rubber roof is that you need to ensure that there is a proper drainage system to keep your roof protected from moisture damage, otherwise it can seep into the system and cause major damage! If you take care to set up proper drainage, it can last for multiple decades!
Next, we arrive at North America’s favorite roofing option, asphalt shingles. Economical and versatile, asphalt shingles are a favorite of homeowners and contractors alike, but how durable are they? When it come’s to longevity, it depends on what style of asphalt shingle you get. If you elect to get one of the basic options, you can still expect to get at least a couple of decades out of the roof. However, if you elect to install architectural asphalt shingles, they can last for close to half a century!
Lastly, we have arrived at arguably the most durable option we offer, metal roofing. If you’re looking for an option that can outlast the competition, metal roofing is as good as it gets. While slate roofing is another durable option, it is often prone to blunt force damage, such as trees breaking and falling on the roof. Metal roofing, on the other hand, is nearly impervious to damage, from weather or the environment. In terms of longevity, you can expect a metal roof to last for a half-century easily, and if you perform regular maintenance to ensure that the material is kept in good condition, it could last for even longer!
Interested in learning more about our team’s roof replacement options? Our team at Oceanside Exteriors is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (207) 310-7659 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!