Top 3 Roofing Materials for a High Performance & Low Maintenance Roof

Top 3 Roofing Materials for a High Performance & Low Maintenance Roof

Few people enjoy the maintenance tasks that come with owning a home, especially when it comes to maintaining a roof. Fortunately, there are some high performance and low maintenance roofing options out on the market today you should investigate if you’re planning on replacing your old roof. Your best options are: slate, tile, and metal.

Top 3 High Performance & Low Maintenance Roofing Materials

The following materials offer high performance & long lasting protection for your home, all while requiring little maintenance over the long years.

Slate Roofing

Slate roofing is one of the most maintenance-free roofing options available. Slate is Eco-friendly, long lasting & durable. In addition, slate roofs are resistant to the harshest elements your home must endure, including damage from extreme temperatures, fire, and wind.

One drawback to slate roofing is the higher price tag that comes with it. However, composite slate roofing offers homeowners a cheaper alternative to natural slate. Composite slate is also engineered to last longer than natural slate, providing additional savings over the lifespan of a home.

Tile Roofing

Tile roofing is another material homeowners may want to consider when looking for lower maintenance roofs. Like slate roofing, tile can provide a reliable, high performance roof for decades. Due to the firing process involved in production, tiles provide effective protection against the elements, fire, insects and rotting. In addition, tiles rarely lose their color over time due to sun or moisture.

Maintenance is generally restricted to gutters, flashings, and venting. Also, it’s important to note: tile roofs offer one of the longest warranties in the roofing industry.

Metal Roofing

Most commonly made from copper, steel, or aluminum, metal roofing is another option for homeowners seeking an effective, low maintenance roofing material. Metal roofs are practically maintenance free, since they don’t crack, split, or corrode. This sturdy roofing material offers the highest fire-retardant rating and stands up well to severe weather, saving you from costly repairs after a storm hits.

Metal roofing is also known for its long lifetime, lasting up to three times longer than the asphalt shingle roofing most common in the United States. Additionally, metal roofs are energy efficient, environmentally sound and offer excellent resistance to mildew, fire, corrosion, wind, rain and hail.

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All Roofing Solutions is a professional, residential & commercial roofer that services clients in Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania. We are a family-owned cotractor that has provided the highest customer satisfaction and workmanship in the area for well over 15 years. To discuss low-maintenance roofing options with our team of experts, contact All Roofing Solutions today!
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  1. keith pearson
    Posted September 3, 2016 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    hi the composite slate last around 60-70 years if installed properly a good natural slate ie; welsh slate will last 100+ years that’s why they are cheaper

  2. Posted November 12, 2016 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    A lot of my clients are shifting from asphalt/shingle roofs to metal roofs and it seems to be going in that direction and growing more popular. I own a roofing company and have seen some specific roofing trends in my area, and I believe that it is because of the low maintenance factor.

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