Other roofing materials such as wood shingles and tile have varying degrees of weather related problems also. Wood shingles dry out, cracking and curling over a relatively short time. Recent wood shingle and shake roofs have needed replacement before twenty years. Concrete tile roofs have experienced problems with free/thaw cycles, especially in northern climates. Both of these products are outlasted by metal roofing that retains its good looks, whether that be shake, tile or vertical seam panels.
Asphalt can require re-roofing every 12 to 20
years, with the average age of roofing replaced in the U.S. being only 17
Across the United States and Canada, there
are many different regional preferences of roofing types, depending on the
climate and architectural style of your neighborhood. No matter what the
climate or style, you can find a metal roof to match.
According to the National Association of
Homebuilders Research Center, 20 Billion pounds of asphalt shingles are
dumped into U.S. landfills every year. If one loaded those in 40,000 pound
trailers and lined them up end-to-end they would make a line from New York
City to Los Angeles, back to New York City and on to Chicago. What a way to
treat our land.
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