Over 646,000 homes were sold in the United States in 2018!

One of the things that most homebuyers take into consideration is the condition of the roof of any home they purchase.

Your roof is one of the essential components of your home. If you are about to change it, you undoubtedly realize that it is a big investment. This means that you want the longest-lasting roofing material possible.

All new roofs are not created equal and no matter which material you use you are bound to spend a lot of money. This is why you need to make good choices when it comes to roofing materials.

Here are some helpful guidelines, that are sure to help you make the right decision.

1. Metal Roofs 

Metal roofing is one of the most popular forms of roofing today. A metal roof can last forty to sixty years.

Many metal roofs are made from galvanized steel that has been coated. However, there are other materials available to make metal roofs. You can get a metal roof that is made of copper or aluminum.

The best thing about these types of roofs is that there is no need for them to look bland and boring. You can get them in designs that look like wood or you may prefer to have it look tiled or slated.

2. Tiled Roofs

The next type of roof that you may want to try is a tiled roof. Tiled roofs can be made of concrete or clay. It is one type of roof that can last a lifetime.

It has a life expectancy of about one hundred years, which means that the material tends to be more expensive than average. However, just because the material has the potential for longevity doesn’t mean it is immune to flaws.

The key to securing longevity is making sure that the tiles you choose are well made and free of cracks. If they are of the highest quality they will stand the test of time.

3. Slate Roofs

Slate roofs also have incredible longevity. In fact, a slate roof is often expected to last at least a hundred years.

Many manufacturers are so confident of this longevity they will often offer at least a hundred years warranty on slate roofing products. Since slate is a natural stone that is waterproof it is hard to corrupt or disintegrate, so it is highly unlikely you will suffer roof damage.

If you are a homeowner who does not plan to sell your home it is a good option although it can be one of the more pricier choices.

A Final Look at the Longest-Lasting Roofing Materials

The longest-lasting roofing materials available will last several decades to a lifetime. This makes it easier to make a big investment right at the start.

The more durable the material the more costly. However, when you consider that you will not have to spend money every few years fixing or replacing parts of your roof it is often well worth it to try using metal, tiled, and slate roofs.

If you would like more help with selecting the best roof for your home, then please contact us.