What Roofing Material Lasts the Longest?

What Roofing Material Lasts the Longest?

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Tile and metal roofs have the longest life in any climate. Tile or metal roof replacement should be a major consideration if you need a new roof for your Florida home.

Tile roofing

A tile roof replacement will add value to your home even though the cost is higher than conventional shingles. Major reasons for a tile roof in Florida are:

  • Resistant to winds up to 125 miles per hour
  • Resistant to pounding rain and hail
  • Class A fire rating
  • Guaranteed for the life of the structure
  • High winds

 

Florida is in the hurricane belt with storms from both the Atlantic side of the peninsula and from the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes packing winds of 100 mph are not unusual along the Gulf Coast even though Sarasota usually does not get a direct hit. We do get heavy winds and rain from the outer bands of tropical storms that can damage roofs.

Concrete and clay tiles are usually curved and less likely to break or pop off when high winds strike. Individual tiles can be replaced and their materials are recycled. No chemicals are used in the manufacturing of tiles making them eco-friendly.

Fire rating and warranties

Tiles are not combustible giving them a Class A rating. Your roof will not catch on fire during the dry season or if there is a fire in the neighborhood. Your fire insurance costs should be quite low.

Most major manufacturers of roof tiles will guarantee their products for the life of your structure. Tile roof replacement will probably outlast your ownership of the building.

Tiles come in many colors and sizes. You are not limited to traditional reds, brown and brick tones. They can complement most architectural styles and they work well on attached buildings such as condominiums and apartments.

Metal roofing

Like tile, metal roofing is durable, fire proof and resistant to heavy winds. Metal roofs are energy-efficient with special reflective coatings that reduce sun absorption. These roofs are water resistant with good run-off. They are available in many colors and styles for your home or commercial buildings.

Mark Kaufman Roofing in North Port and Sarasota is the Platinum Premier Contractor for Owens Corning roof products in this region. We repair all types of roofs along with skylight leaks and roof connections. Contact us for more information on repairing and installing a new roof.

Tile Roof Replacement Metal Roof Replacement