Roofing Materials That Last a Long Time and Require Less Maintenance

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Are you looking for a durable roof that will last a lifetime? The following choices will provide you with just that, and will help you choose the right roof for your home depending on your area and how often you’re able to have a Wichita Roofing Company perform the required maintenance work:


  • Natural and synthetic slate are probably the two best types of roofing materials you can get for the purpose of durability. Natural slate can last for more than 100 years, and it also has a very alluring aesthetic that adds to your home’s curb appeal. At the same time, new manufacturing techniques have lead to synthetic slate materials that can better prevent the damage that slate usually undergoes in the long run, so choosing the best synthetic slate roof can lead you to fewer repairs and a better overall experience.
  • Clay and concrete roofing is a little more difficult to install due to the weight of the tiles and some of their potentially problematic requirements. However, once one of these roofs is installed properly, it will rarely require any repairs, and it will last for up to 70-100 years.
  • Metal is another great choice for a durable roof. Although metal doesn’t compete that well with concrete, clay and slate, it can still last for up to 50-75 years, and it’s also energy efficient and low-maintenance enough to help you save a lot of money in that time.