The Most Durable Roofing Materials


With all of the roofing materials available it can be difficult to decide on one. During the decision making process you should only choose materials that are durable. Now that your choices are narrowed down, it’s time to learn about the most durable roofing options.

Aluminum – This is one of the most popular roofing materials because of its weight. Since aluminum is such a lightweight material, the structure underneath doesn’t need to be reinforced. As an added bonus, sunlight is reflected off which will keep your home cool during the warmer months.

Steel – Steel roofing has many of the benefits that aluminum has, but is a more sturdy option. It will protect better and wear less during extreme weather conditions. Since steel is a thicker and more durable material it can be a bit expensive. The price can be well worth it since steel roofs can last up to 100 years.

Clay – A house with clay roofing will definitely have an increased property value. These roofs are available in many colors and are aesthetically pleasing. Installation of clay roofing is difficult because of how fragile the clay can be. However, once installed it can resist harsh weather conditions and will last over 100 years if properly maintained.

Asphalt – The most cost-effective roofing option is asphalt. Installation and materials for asphalt roofing is one of the most inexpensive while also being resistant to rain and snow. Asphalt roofing comes in a large variety of colors as well.

Slate – Of all roofing materials, slate is often regarded as the top dog. Slate tiles are shaped from natural slate rock and are widely used on historical houses, as well as by any homeowner that appreciates the architecture. This is usually the most expensive roofing material because of its lifespan — 100 to 200 years! For those who want the look of slate, but not the price tag, there is also a synthetic option.

Choosing a roofing material can be a difficult decision, but it’s always a smart one when you choose one that is durable. If you’re looking to repair or replace your current roof with one of these materials, contact Preferred Exterior. To learn more about roofing materials, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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