A roof can require quite a big investment from the part of any homeowner, so it is highly recommended to choose materials and Topeka roofing contractors wisely.
Slate is considered to be the most long lasting roofing material available on the market. It has a life expectancy of over 150 years. Clay and concrete are considered to last for a bit less, namely for about 100 years. Nevertheless, these materials can cost higher than other types of roofing materials.
Among the less expensive roofing materials which can still last for a long time, we could mention asphalt shingles. In fact, asphalt shingles have become the most popular roofing material in the USA. Asphalt shingles can last for 10 to 20 years. Nonetheless, new products available on the market claim a life expectancy of about 50 years. Architectural asphalt is considered to be a better quality type of asphalt, with a longer lifespan, i.e. of 30 years.
Wood shakes and shingles can last for more than 30 years. However, a wood roofing system needs constant and proper attention.
Metal is another great idea for those who want a more long-lasting option for their roof. Metal roofs are known to last for about 40 to 80 years.