Roofing isn’t really exciting, but in most cases it is essential. Most homeowners just want to get the job done so they don’t have to worry about it anymore. For most homeowners they just want the job done attractively and for a reasonable cost. When you need a new roof you have options when it comes to choosing a roof material. Below we have listed the best roofing materials in terms of longevity they are in no particular order.
Composite or Asphalt Shingles
Composite shingles are also called asphalt shingles. This is by far the most popular type of roofing material available. These shingles are made of fiberglass and they are topped with asphalt and mineral granules. Most asphalt shingles have a 20 to 30-year warranty. Asphalt shingles are easy to install and they are also easy to replace if one comes loose.
Rolled roofing is commonly used on outbuildings and low residential structures. Rolled roofing comes in roll that is 100 square feet and 3 feet wide. It is good for sheds and workshops where aesthetics are not important.
Metal roofing is not just for warehouses and industrial buildings. Metal roofs have come a log way in more recent years. They used to be used for commercial buildings and now they look great on residential structures. They are good because they are fire resistant and they aren’t able to be damaged by wood-boring insects like carpenter ants and termites. Metal roofs are expensive, but they add to the resale value of your home.
Slate is made of real stone. Slate is expensive. Slate has to be installed by an installer that is experienced in working with it. The primary draw of slate is the aesthetic appearance. It looks good and it s durable. It will hold up to weather conditions.
A green roof is a little unorthodox, but it holds a lot of promise. A green roof can put oxygen back into the air and provide thermal installation to your home. It will absorb rainwater and it can even help your plants grow. How does this work? You simply layer your roof with a waterproof membrane and make sure there is adequate drainage. Green roofs can be capable of supporting large plants and people. They can also only be capable of supporting lightweight growth like moss.