Which Roofs Are The Most Durable

12 October 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


When installing a new roof, the two types of shingles you are most likely aware of are asphalt and wooden shingles. These shingles are popular because they are affordable in the short run, but there are shingle options you can choose that will last much longer and can improve the value of your home.

Metal Shingles

A metal shingle is not very expensive but can be quite durable. Some metal shingles can last for half a century. You might expect metal shingles to corrode, but they are often given a special coating that protects them from corrosion. The metal shingles need to be installed properly to be able to withstand high winds. Fortunately, after they have been installed, they do not need a lot of maintenance.

Slate Shingles

A slate shingle can last as long as a metal shingle, and there are some slate roofs that have lasted over a century depending on where the materials are quarried from. They can be inexpensive if you live in an area where slate shingles are quarried. Slate shingles also often come with very extensive warranties, so you can make sure that your roof is repaired if it ever has problems.

Fiberglass Shingles

These types of shingles are famous for their durability. They perform very well in environments that are hot or have a large amount of rainfall. While they use asphalt, like asphalt shingles, the asphalt is mixed with minerals. They are also very fire-resistant. 

Organic Shingles

An organic shingle is similar to a fiberglass shingle in that it consists of a core of durable material, but they are more prone to rot because the durable material is made out of organic wood.

Tile Shingles

These are among the most durable shingles and they can last the longest. Some tile shingles can last almost a century. They are very difficult to damage and can do well under freezing weather conditions. However, they can also be the most expensive. However, you will need to make sure that your home is one that is able to support the weight of the shingles. 

Choosing a roof is a difficult decision because it is not easy to replace a roof if you don't end up liking it. Fortunately, by working with a new roof installation company, you will be working with an expert who can inform you about the best shingles you can choose for your home.