Does Temporary Roofing Actually Exist?

As highly-qualified roofers in Littleton, CO, we believe that all roofing manufacturers strive to achieve long-lasting roofing materials. If they can extend asphalt shingle lifespan beyond the default 30 years, they will have found a way to do so. Therefore, it does not make any sense to think about temporary roofing materials or their existence.

On the other hand, if they do exist, they're mostly a novelty or a useful measurement product. For example, cheap, temporary roofing materials are excellent if a home needs a fixer-upper for a video or photo shoot. However, it's impractical for home sellers looking to impress homebuyers. If their buyers found out about the 2-week temporary roof lifespan, then it's a poor decision because it'll cost the homebuyers additional to replace the roofs. Alternatively, home sellers will hire renovators who will ask them to replace the aging roof with long-term, useful roofing materials.

Temporary roofing is truthfully impractical. You can think of these materials as seasonal ornaments with no actual benefit except for aesthetic enhancements. Fortunately, excellent roofing manufacturers always have their clients' best interests and combine aesthetics with exceptional durability.

Clemens Home has an excellent roofing material list for homeowners looking to take their properties to the next value level to sell them higher. Read more about it below.

What roofing material lasts the longest?

Based on the above graph, it’s easy to see that the clay, metal and slate are the top runners for longevity. Here is why:

Clay/Concrete Roofing

In the right setting, clay roofing can be expected to hold up for a minimum of 50 years. With changes in concrete tie technology, they will last even longer. The concrete has been reformulated in a variety of ways to produce tiles that are both lighter and tougher, marking them nearly indestructible under normal roofing conditions. Most tile warranties cover the product for 50 years, and not many of them are being paid on due to poor quality or lack of durability.

Metal Roofing

Today’s metal roofs are even more durable than the hundred-year old homes and barns in rural areas that you may have seen. Getting 100 years of attractive use out of them is expected, and higher-quality finishes are keeping them looking great longer without fading and with little surface corrosion.

There is a renewal in metal roofing and every year it is gaining a large place in the market. Not only because they are one of the quietest roofing materials, but new designs are elegant and they are more affordable that many homeowners would expect.

Slate Roofing

Slate roofs have been popular in Europe for hundreds of years and many of the earliest are still in good condition. Slate is a form of stone. So, it is not subjected to deterioration, corrosion, insects, fire or damage from water or the sun. It is unsurpassed for durability and offers stunning good looks to make of the most luxurious homes and buildings. Simply put, slate roofing will outlast most of the structures it adorns and is considered to be the best roofing material.

If you are looking for a roof that is as efficient as it is durable, choose a roofing material that is clay/concrete, metal, or slate. (Continued)

You can always count on us at Roper Roofing to help you with all your roofing needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.


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