Homeowners may have difficulty deciding on what roof material to get for residential roof replacement. No one wants to get something they will regret later, after all. That is why we took the liberty of breaking down each roofing material according to their life expectancy.
The life expectancy of wood materials used in roofs is around 30 to 40 years. There are two types of wood roofing materials: wood shingles and wood shakes. Wood shingles are machine-cut and tapered to get a clean look while wood shakes are hand-split for a more rustic appearance. Wood roofs are a more popular roofing option for families who want a more traditional home.
Asphalt shingles are known as one of the least expensive residential roofing materials on the market. Apart from being inexpensive, they are durable enough to last about 20 years. Asphalt shingles come in two categories: organic and fiberglass. The organic shingles are made from paper with an asphalt coating, which makes them waterproof while fiberglass shingles are coated with a protective resin that provides better fire protection.
Tile roofs are expected to reach 50 to 60 years, but your local climate is a big factor in their longevity. Tile is slightly more expensive than asphalt shingles, but with the tradeoff of a longer life and increased fire resistance. Tile comes in two kinds as well: concrete and clay.
Metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular because of their longevity, which reaches up to 70 years with proper maintenance. They resist inclement weather, are unlikely to crack or corrode, and require minimal upkeep and roof repair.
Talk to us at Crown Roofing LTD. to discuss the best roof material for your home’s location, climate and demands. Give us a call at (604) 210-6655 today for a free quote. We serve homeowners in Surrey, Vancouver and other surrounding areas.