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October 19, 2021


Roof Materials


Which Roofing Material Is The Most Durable?

When installing a new roof, durability is always on top of mind as your roof should work for you in withstanding the elements and keeping your home safe. Understanding what type of roofing material is best for you depends on a number of factors. The type of roofing materials you choose to use can differ based on where your home is located and what kind of home you have. To decide which roofing material is the most durable and best fit for your home, keep on reading.

Slate Roofing

Slate is a very long lasting and durable roofing material. Due to its reputation of looking very aesthetically pleasing and also lasting a very long time, it is often a material that can be seen used in historic buildings.

Wood Shake Roofing

With dedicated maintenance, wood shake roofing shingles can last nearly 40 years! Wood shake is a durable, well-insulated material that works hard for you without the many additional add ons that roofs often need to be as stable as possible.

Clay Roofing

Clay tiles are a beautiful option for your roofing which are long lasting and pleasing to the eye. Clay tiling is used in some homes in the Greater Toronto Region and are great for withstanding the cold Canadian climate. While a great long term option for your home, clay roofing can be costly to repair and many roofing contractors may not have experience with the material. Be sure to speak to a trusted roofing contractor to find out if they have experience with clay.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are quite durable against harsh weather and also carry great wind and fire resistance. They are typically quick and easy to install, and come in a variety of colours. You can also find some homes in the Greater Toronto Area opting for metal roofing.

Asphalt Roofing

Asphalt material is the most popular roofing material that is used in the Greater Toronto Region due to it being the best and most durable roofing material. Asphalt is durable with the weather changes that are common to the Canadian climate and are also fire resistant. Asphalt can last 50+ years and nowadays comes in a variety of colours, making it a great choice for most homes!

When selecting the best roofing material for your home, it is critical to seek the advice of a trusted roofing contractor to guide you on what is the best material for your home. As your roofing experts in the Durham Region and surrounding areas, you can trust Turnbull Roofing to repair or replace your roof. Call us today at (905) 579-7663 for all of your roofing needs.