The quest for the perfect roof is never-ending. So many types of roofing materials have been developed in this journey, it can be difficult to navigate them. Replacing a roof is expensive, and everyone wants to get the longest-lasting roof for their money. At Planet Roofing, we can give you that roof, because we use GAF materials – the best in the country. We have already done it for many satisfied customers, and you can be next!

In this two-part blog, we will evaluate the current roofing materials and their durability from least-durable to most.

  1. Asphalt roll
  • Lifespan: 10 years
  • This roofing is the kind you can use on a shed, but never your home. It is simple roll-out roofing, and does not have the durability you need.
  1. Composite shingles
  • Lifespan: 15-50 years
  • The materials used to make composite shingles varies as much as their lifespan. You will get good results if you use material companies like the one we use – GAF – who guarantees their roofs up to half a century.
  1. Wood shingles
  • Lifespan: 25 years
  • Wood is tough, but it is vulnerable to weathering, mold, and more. Don’t confuse these shingles with wood shake shingles (which we examine in our next blog). These shingles are thin and do not last as long.

In our next blog, we will finish this list. Keep this in mind: even if you can’t afford the most durable roof on the planet, as long as you get a good contractor who uses high-quality materials, you will end up with a roof that will give you peace of mind for many years. Call your Denver roofing contractors today!