Which Roof Lasts The Longest?

At Home Genius Exteriors we believe in offering you the best solutions when it comes to your roof. Our expert workmanship and excellent service prove why we are the number one roofing contractors in Maryland.

We know that installing a new roof can bite a large chunk out of your savings. It is a major investment but it is also something that you wouldn’t want to do too often. Most roofs can last up to 30-40 years, sometimes even longer when properly cared for and maintained. Minor maintenance may be a short term bother but it is much less of a problem than having to repair major roof issues or having to replace the entire thing. The lifespan of your roof is also dependent on things such as environmental conditions, exposure to the elements and the quality of your roofs installation.

 

Let’s take a look at which roofs will last the longest and thus be easier on your pockets.

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Asphalt shingle roofing is the most common roofing material in the United States. It is a popular option due to it being relatively cheap and easy to install. However, their lifespan can be anywhere between 10-30 years. Prolonging the lifespan of your asphalt roofing is dependent on many things. These include environmental factors, installation quality, quality of materials, regular maintenance and wear and tear.

 

Wood Shake and Shingle Roofing

Wood shakes and shingle roofing is one of the most aesthetically pleasing roof material options. This roofing material can last between 25-30 years. However, with meticulous maintenance, your wood shake and shingle roof can last up to 50 years. These wooden panels work great in moderate climates but are not a great option for areas with seasonal forest fires.

 

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is believed to be the most environmentally friendly roofing material available. The metal roofing is often made from 100% recycled materials. Not only is the roof eco-friendly but it is also cost-effective as it has a lifespan of 30-50 years. With proper maintenance, you can stretch this lifespan to nearly 70 years.

 

Tile Roofing

Tile roofing can add a pleasant tailored aesthetic to your home. The tiles are made from either terracotta clay, ceramics or concrete. When properly maintained, your tile roof can last you about 100 years. However, homeowners with tile roofs need to be on the lookout for cracking tiles, especially in areas with really hot climates. Tile roofs also do not do well with a lot of foot traffic on them.

 

Are you thinking about having your roof replaced? Well, then give Home Genius Exteriors a call today so that we can get started on your new roof.

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“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.