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Durability and longevity are some of the most important qualities a homeowner should look for when choosing their roofing material. However, a roof’s life span depends on many factors. Read on as DryTech Roofing LLC, a roofing and James Hardie® siding expert, talks about five common roofing materials and their life span:

  1. Slate – This is a premium roofing material, which means it is not the best choice for many homeowners. However, when it comes to longevity, slate is at the top. A high-quality slate roof can last for more than a century given proper maintenance. It often outlasts the lifespan of the building it is installed on.

  1. Clay Tile – Clay tile is another premium roofing material. It is similar to slate because it can last for up to a century. However, clay tile has a very specific appearance and it won’t match many architectural styles. As an expert in roofing and James Hardie plank siding, DryTech Roofing LLC recommends choosing a more versatile roofing material.

  1. Wood Shake – Wood shake shingles are split or sawn from the log which makes them thicker than wood shingles. This allows them to stand up to harsh weather and UV rays and last for up to 40 years. However, they have extensive maintenance requirements.

  1. Standing Seam Metal Roof – Metal roofs are practically immune to solar exposure and moisture and can last for up to 50 years. But this only happens if they are installed by a qualified roofing contractor. Metal roofs have specific installation requirements. In addition, a metal roof doesn’t always fit or match a home’s style.

  1. Composite Shingle Roof – A high-quality asphalt shingle roof will last for up to 50 years as long as you use shingles from a top manufacturer. In addition, you will have to hire a roofer to perform periodic maintenance. The results, however, are worth it. This material is the most popular roofing option because it is versatile enough to look great on any kind of home.

Contact us if you want to learn more about the lifespan and durability of roofing materials. DryTech Roofing LLC installs James Hardie fiber cement siding and GAF asphalt shingles. Our products are made by industry-leading manufacturers, so they are first-class. We also back our products with strong warranties because we are a certified contractor. Call us at (240) 491-5600 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Maryland.