Before you start with the roof installation, roof repair, roof replacement, or any other activity concerning your roof, it’s good to know more about the roofing materials that exist on the market. Apparently, they are not identical, and you have to choose those that suit your roof most. What is more, each kind of roofing material has its specific characteristics. Here are some important facts about the roofing materials’ durability in detail explained by DNB Construction LLC’s roofing technicians.
- Clay and cement roofing tiles – This is a classic material used for houses with pitched roofs. Experts claim that clay and cement tiles on a roof may last 50-100 years. That long lifespan of this roofing material is possible only if it is installed correctly. The professional and certified roofing company should be contacted to installed clay and cement tiles.
- Metal roofing material – As a homeowner, you should expect to purchase this material in the form of roofing shingles or as large panels. Metal roofing is the best for pitching roofs and flat roofs. It is vital to know that the alloys that metal roofs are made from are resistant to corrosion. In addition, this kind of material can sustain fire and severe weather conditions, such as strong winds or heavy snow. The estimated lifespan of metal roofing materials is from 30-40 years.
- Built-up roofs – This kind of roof is characterized by multiple layers of bitumen or in some cases of tar paper. They are in some cases alternated with gravel as aggregate. Built-up roofs can be installed on flat roofs in most cases. Their lifespan is usually from 20-30 years.
- Asphalt roof shingles – This roofing material may come in large rolls or the shape of shingles. The material is affordable and can be installed on any roof slope. The estimated lifespan of asphalt roof shingles is from 10-25 years. However, the quality of the roof installation and the quality of asphalt shingles make a difference. That is why the ones of better quality last much longer.
The professional roofing service is, together with the individual durability features of specific roofing material, of the utmost importance for the longer roof’s lifespan and overall condition. As soon as you decide to start with some roofing work, give us a call. Call us at (301) 362-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.