With your roof being the first line of defense
against the outdoors, you need to have durable materials to prevent any damage.
Storms, wind, and precipitation can damage your roof over time, but the
stronger the material, the less likely your roof is to experience roofing
damage. If you are repairing or replacing your roof, learn more about upgrading
your home's protection with durable roofing materials.
Metal roofing is one of the longest-lasting
roofing materials, with a life ranging from 50 to 100 years and warranties
often lasting from 30 to 50 years. Metal shingles are durable, eco-friendly,
and come in a variety of styles so you can pick the perfect metal to match your
home's curb appeal.
When it comes to durability, only metal
roofing can withstand wind, rain, hail, fire, and rot. Metal roofing is also
energy efficient due to its ability to reflect away the sun's rays, helping
lower your energy bills.
As far as cost, metal roofing is more
expensive than asphalt and wood shingles, but has a higher level of protection
which can prevent additional maintenance costs.
Asphalt shingles are one of the most common
types of roofing materials, with almost 70% of all single-family homes in the
United States having asphalt roofs. These shingles are affordable, easy to
install, and easy to repair. The lifespan of asphalt shingles averages 15 to 30
These shingles offer a waterproof barrier, a
range of styles and colors, and durability. However, the quality of asphalt
shingles varies greatly between manufacturers. While asphalt shingles are
affordable, forgo the cheapest option to ensure you have a durable shingled
If you are considering using asphalt shingles
for your roof, consider these thoughts when choosing a shingle color.
Slate shingles are made of hard rock, making
them one of the strongest and most durable types of shingles on the market. These
shingles are waterproof, fireproof, and weatherproof. Slate shingles are
expensive, but can last for up to 100 years if taken care of properly.
However, one large caveat is due to the weight
of slate shingles, your home needs to be able to handle the weight. This
requires a strong truss to be installed to be able to properly hold the weight
of a shingles roof.
Before repairing or replacing your roof, you
should connect with a reputable and trustworthy roofing contractor on what
durable materials you can use to improve your home's protection.
ARAC Roof It Forward offers free video
inspections so you can see any damage on your roof for the safety of your
home. After the inspection, our trained technicians will review any damage they
find, the repair options, and the associated costs. Schedule your free video