Choosing the right type of roof for your home can be overwhelming, even for those who may be veteran homeowners. It is important while shopping for a new roof that an owner understands that, although some options may be a bit pricier, these higher-priced options are often much longer-lasting. In our many years of roofing Cincinnati homes, we understand climate, weather, and roofing material make a difference in the number of years a roof last. Many homeowners simply want what they’ve always had- standard asphalt shingles. They are a great choice, but there are many other shingle types homeowners can explore. Some roofing options are incredibly long-lasting, while others will last a couple of decades. Whatever choice is made, CHI Roofing can help!
Slate, Copper, Tile Roofs
Depending on which of these three Cincinnati roofing options is chosen, a homeowner can expect these materials to last 50 or more years. Hard slate and copper, for example, have been shown to last well over 100 years. Slate, copper, and tile are all quite durable and stand up well to temperature, moisture, and wind fluctuations. These options will be much more pricey than a typical roofing job, but many of these roofs outlast their occupants and their occupant’s children.
Wood Shake Roofs
Wood shake roofs have been around for centuries. This rustic looking roof material typically lasts 30 or more years. It is quite durable, lasting through the wind, rain, severe weather, extreme cold and/or hot temperatures, and even hurricanes. Wood shake roofs are highly sought after for their energy efficiency and beautifully changing color variations. Pricing of a wood shake roof varies with the wood chosen.
Fiber Cement Shingles
Fiber cement shingles have a typical life-span of approximately 25 years. This man-made material has been a popular choice for decades. Because it is made of a cement-based material, it is weather and insect resistant and holds up very well to environmental fluctuations, meeting many Cincinnati Roofing needs. It is much less expensive than other roofing materials and can be installed quickly.
Asphalt/ Composition Shingle Roofs
Asphalt composition shingle roofs have an average life expectancy of 20 years. These types of shingles are going to be very cost effective while roofing Cincinnati and are the most popular choice of homeowners. Asphalt Composition shingle roofs are easy to lay and are typically installed quite quickly, but can be a bit more susceptible to damage from high winds and weather conditions. Typical Cincinnati weather conditions work well with this type of roofing material and- even though the average life-span is less- asphalt shingles are still a great option for your Cincinnati home.
Our Cincinnati roofing experts at CHI Roofing are here to help! Give us a call.