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Longest Lasting Roofing Materials

Your roof keeps your home protected against harsh weather including rain, wind, snow, and so much more. A high-quality roof also helps lower the risk of unwanted animals finding their way into your home through the attic. If you’re considering upgrading your roof, it’s important to choose a new roof that will stand the test of time. Before you can make your choice, you’ve got to know what your options are, and we’re here to help! 

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are a classic choice for roofing. You can expect a roof made of asphalt shingles to last around 20-30 years. Asphalt shingles are a common choice because they’re fairly easy to install and come at a very reasonable price. The exact time asphalt shingles will last depend on multiple variables including: 

  • The location of your home and common weather trends
  • Proper installation vs. a rushed installation 
  • Manufacturer specifics – some manufacturers offer up to a 50-year warranty, while others do not. 

20-30 years may sound like a long lifespan, but let’s compare it to a few other popular roofing options!

Slate Roofing 

Slate roofing is a more expensive option than traditional asphalt shingles, but it’s money well spent. Slate roofing lasts roughly 100 years, sometimes even longer! Slate roofs are very durable and stand up against nearly every weather condition and any pest trying to enter your home. They don’t rot or wear in the same way as asphalt roofing. The only downside to slate roofing is the weight. Slate tiles are very heavy, so having a roof covered in them does put some strain on your home. If your home isn’t equipped to handle the weight of slate roofing, you may have to have extra support beams added. Equipping your home to handle the weight of slate is an added cost, along with a much higher installation fee when compared to asphalt roofing. On the bright side, it’s investment you’ll only be making once! 

Flat, Rubber Roofing 

Flat rubber roofing is a less common roofing choice, but it’s still worth considering. This type of roofing typically lasts around 30-50 years. Flat rubber roofing is more affordable than traditional asphalt shingles, although it isn’t ideal for every climate or home type. Flat rubber roofing gained popularity in the 70’s, but plenty of people still utilize this long-lasting option today too! 

Contact Us Today

Interested in replacing your home’s roof this summer? Our team at O’LYN Roofing is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (877) 289-6596 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roof replacement needs!

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