Getting new roofing installed on your home or business is not a cheap investment. It is one of the most expensive home improvements that a homeowner will ever face. When it comes to roofing, quality and expense are not exactly interchangeable. Spending more on your roofing can result in a roof that lasts as long as you own your house, allowing you to reap the benefits for much longer than you would if you had to replace your roof every 8 years.
Asphalt roll roofing is made from the same material used in asphalt shingles, but in large rolls. It is used for relatively flat pitches, like angled shed roofs. Although it may not be best for homes, it is great for sheds, garages, and porch roofs. Asphalt roll roofing is installed by laying strips across the roof in overlapping courses. It can last from 5-10 years.
Composite shingle roofing is an extremely popular roofing material. These types of shingles use an organic or fiberglass base saturated with asphalt, coated on the bottom with asphalt, and the exposed surface is infused with small chips of quartz, slate, schist, or ceramic granules. This type of roofing is expected to last 15-40 years, depending on the quality of the material used.
Wood shingle roofing is made from wedge-shaped pieces of natural wood. Although attractive, wood roofing materials can be a fire hazard. They are not recommended in locations with seasonal wildfire hazards. The type of roofing can last an average of 25-30 years, but when maintained properly in an environment with mild conditions and kept free of debris, it can last for 50 years.
Wood shakes are thicker than wood shingles, and often withstand weather and UV rays better than wood shingles. Again, they are not recommended in locations with seasonal wildfire hazards. Wood shake roofing is expected to last 35-40 years, but practicing proper maintenance can lead to a longer life.
Slate roofs are covered with stone hacked from rock that has been mined from quarries. It is the most durable type of roofing. When properly maintained, it can last the lifetime of your home, and may even outlive you. This roofing, which can last 100 years or more, are great for large, luxury homes.
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