No matter what material you choose, proper roof maintenance can help extend the life of this major investment.
But different materials may dictate different roof maintenance routines. Here are some tips to keep your roof sound regardless of which material you choose.
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material and as such, most people are familiar with it.
“Like anything else, no asphalt roof is completely maintenance free; luckily, it is an easy material to work with and most areas have plenty of professionals who are very experienced with this material. Lengthening the life span of an asphalt roof is mostly a matter of attitude; if you treat it much like a vehicle and get regular inspections as well as a little maintenance here and there, your roof will probably perform just fine for a few decades,” writes HomeAdvisor.
If you’re looking for low roof maintenance, metal is a great choice.
“There isn’t much you need to worry about as far as extending the life of your metal roof, but you can make a difference in how long it will last when installing it. Though more expensive metal roofing products might seem like an unnecessary expense initially, they often pay off in the long run. By purchasing a top quality metal roof and having it installed by a qualified professional, you’re making an investment that can literally last a lifetime,” according to HomeAdvisor.
Tile and slate
Tile and slate are the most durable roofing materials, and that’s good news when it comes to roof maintenance.
“Extending the lifespan of both tile and slate roofs is not really an issue once they are installed, but choosing a high quality material initially is a must if you want peak performance and longevity,” according to HomeAdvisor, which points out that these materials can last a century.