The residential roofing industry has many different types of roofing materials that are commonly in use in the United States. While not everyone prefers every type of roofing, and some roofing materials are considered depending upon factors such as the climate and cultural tendencies of the area in questions, roofers generally agree that the following materials are known to last the longest:
- Metal roofing: Steel and (less commonly used) copper roofing systems are designed to withstand considerable force in terms of impact resistance, and are completely fireproof. Moreover, a steel roof can last for up to 75 years without the need for extensive maintenance, and it can be easily replaced with a new one once it can no longer be fixed.
- Concrete and terracotta roofing are both known to last for over a century. While there are many different kinds of designs out there, and not all of them are that resilient, concrete tile roofing designs are known to be the most durable even though the price might be a tad on the higher side.
- Synthetic slate roofing has been developed more recently to provide an alternative to natural slate. However, natural slate is still considered by many to be the most durable and long lasting roofing material. Stylish, expensive and used as a traditional type of roofing for centuries, some slate roofs are said to have lasted up to 400 years, and new ones are typically installed with a lifetime warranty.
Check with the roofing professionals with Roof One to see what roofing materials are recommended for your area, and are the most durable and long lasting before choosing a roofing material.