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Learn Which Materials to Choose for a Roof that Will Last

Re-roofing is a great chance to upgrade your home with better materials. Not all roofing options are made to last. Some cheaper materials only last 15 to 20 years, forcing you to repair or replace frequently. Choosing a material with better longevity can save you thousands over the lifespan of your home.

Here are a few of the roofing choices with the best longevity. Once you’ve picked your material, get an even better lifespan from your roof by having it installed and serviced by a quality traditional or metal roofing company like Atlantic Roofing Company.  

The Longest-Lasting Materials to Choose from Your Nearby Traditional or Metal Roofing Company

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Architectural Asphalt

30 Years

A relatively new option, architectural asphalt is a nice upgrade from typical 3-tab asphalt shingles. Architectural shingles are significantly thicker than other varieties, giving them considerable longevity when compared to other shingles.

The thickness of architectural shingles also causes them to curve when installed. This pairs with their irregular sizes and shapes to create the appearance of depth. This unique and attractive look gives architectural asphalt a similar appearance to more expensive options, like slate.

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Metal Roofing

40-80 Years

Metal roofing’s longevity comes from its unique durability. Sturdier and less prone to deterioration than traditional materials, metal roofs can last upwards of 80 years. This durability also gives metal roofing excellent weather protection.

Despite a higher initial cost, lower and less frequent maintenance costs make metal roofing a cheaper choice overall. Metal roofing also saves you on your energy bills by reflecting sunlight for a cooler home. You can choose from a variety of colors and styles, making it easy to match your new metal roof to your home.

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60-150 Years

With a life expectancy of up to 150 years, it is possible a slate roof will last your whole lifetime. Slate is also a relatively low-maintenance option, requiring minimal cleaning and repair.

Slate roofing is not without drawbacks. Slate is an incredibly heavy roofing choice, and many homes don’t have the structural support for a slate roof. Slate is also prone to breakage when stepped on, and is very difficult to replace.

Stop wasting money on short-lived roofing materials. Invest in your roof. Once you’ve chosen your material, have your new roof installed by an excellent metal roofing company, like Atlantic Roofing Company in Wilmington, North Carolina. Contact us at (910) 799-3858 to learn more about our asphalt and metal roofing options.