If you’re considering replacing your old roof, you may be interested in learning about the lifespan of composite roofs. How long do composite roofs last? How do they compare with metal (aluminum and copper) roofs?
What do we know about the lifetime of composite roofing?
What is a composite roof? How long do composite roofs last: 20 years, 25 years, 30 years?
Composite roofs are made from synthetic materials like plastic or rubber that are designed to mimic the look and feel of traditional roofing materials such as slate, tile, or wood shakes.
Composite roof lifespans can last between 20 years and 40 years, depending on the material used and the location of the home. This is longer than many traditional roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles which typically have an average lifespan of 12 years to 20 years.
Metal Roofing vs. Composite Roofing: Which is Best for Your Home?
When it comes to updating your home or installing a new roof, you have many options. When deciding between composite roofing and metal roofing, there are several factors to consider.
Metal roofs can be made of aluminum or copper and offer advantages that composite materials do not.
Composite roofing (or composition, a term that typically refers to the shingles themselves) is made from asphalt shingles or slate tiles which are held together with an adhesive. Composite or composition roof lifespans (or composition shingle roof lifespans) can be measured in decades, as we mentioned above.
These types of roofs are popular because they are relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and can last a few decades, depending on climate conditions and how well they are maintained. However, they are also susceptible to damage from storms, high winds, heavy snowfall, hail, and extreme temperatures.
Metal Roofing Longevity
Metal roofs on the other hand can last up to 50 years or 70 years or more if properly installed with high-quality materials. Unlike composite materials which can crack or break under extreme conditions, metal roofs hold up better against all kinds of weather extremes such as hail storms and heavy snowfall.
And — although it may be surprising — metal roofing is actually lighter than composite roofing. With a life expectancy that may reach up to 100 years compared to composite roof shingles, many types of asphalt shingles, asphalt roofs, architectural shingles, clay tile roofs, slate roofs, or other common types of roof structures, this is truly lifetime roofing.
Finally, while aluminum may often be a more affordable option for most homeowners compared to copper, both metals provide excellent insulation benefits which help keep your home cooler in the summer months and reduce energy bills over time.
Metal roofs also come in a variety of colors so you can customize your home’s look without sacrificing quality or durability. Talk with the expert roofing contractors at Mountaintop Metal Roofing about a potential roof replacement for your home.
Benefits of Working With Mountaintop Metal Roofing
The team at Mountaintop Metal Roofing has decades of experience in installing both aluminum and copper roofs with high-quality materials that meet all industry standards while providing superior protection against weather elements like wind, rain, and snowfall.
We back our work and materials with a warranty that is one of if not the best in the industry.
Our team also provides free estimates so you know exactly what you’re getting before committing to any project with us. And we may be able to install a new metal, interlocking roofing system on top of your existing roof. So there may be no need for a complete teardown, which saves both time and money.
When deciding between composite roofing versus metal roofing for your home improvement project or new construction needs, there are several factors to consider such as cost effectiveness, durability, maintenance requirements, and energy efficiency benefits – just to name a few!
If you decide that metal roofing is right for your home, then make sure you choose the team at Mountaintop Metal Roofing. We are experts in installing aluminum or copper roofs throughout the Pacific Northwest using only high-quality materials backed by an unbeatable warranty.
Contact us today for more information on how we can help you create the perfect look for your home while keeping it safe from weather elements year-round.