Which types of roofs last the longest?

 

If you plan on living in that house for a very long time, you might want to go with something that lasts very long and doesn’t need much repair or maintenance. Today we’ll discuss the typical roofs used and the longevity of each of them in increasing order for how long they last.

Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt Shingles is one of the most common types of roofs typically used for residential houses due to its durability and longevity for the price that you will pay for it. An asphalt roof can last anywhere from 15-30 years, depending on weather conditions, location, proper maintenance, and other factors. These roofs are typically needed to be replaced once in the owner’s lifetime.

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Metal or Copper
Metal or Copper roofs are the next on this list due to the increasing popularity of them. A metal roof can typically last anywhere from 40-80 years, depending on several factors. These types of roofs are very durable and need little maintenance to keep them in good condition.

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Clay/Concrete
Clay or Concrete roofs are another popular choice for some homeowners due to their durability and longevity. Clay tile roofs can last for over 100 years and don’t require much maintenance. What sets tile roofs apart comes from the price of this roof style and how skilled your contractor needs to be for installation and repairs.

Slate
The final type of roof for this list is slate roofs, very similar in properties to clay or concrete roofs. Generally, these roofs can last for up to 150 years as slate roofs are very durable and low maintenance. Like clay and concrete, these roofs come with a hefty price and a skilled contractor for installation and repair.

If you have questions on which type of roof you should get for your home, contact ARC Contracting today, and we can help you. We serve the Appleton, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Marinette, West Bend, Neenah, Greenville, Oshkosh, Middleton, Waukesha, McFarland, Peshtigo, Kimberly, Suamico, Little Chute, and Madison, WI areas. Call us today at 888-747-8086 to learn more about your roofing options.