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Top 5 Roofing Materials That Hold Up With Years of Wear and Tear


How long do you expect your roof to last? Most homeowners would prefer their roof holds up against the elements for as long as they live in the house, and longer if possible. However, not all roofing materials are created equal. Some might seem more affordable, but don’t hold up against the wear and tear of weather as well as others. So what roofing materials do hold up against years of wear and tear? Here are some of the best performing roofing materials.

Rubber Roofing

Rubber roofing has been used in commercial roofing for decades, but in recent years, it’s begun to catch on in the residential sphere. Our rubber roofing uses a single-ply membrane made with ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). It lasts for decades, holding up to all kinds of weather. It resists hail, ozone, ultraviolet radiation and wearing down due to weather. It also has a flat surface, which can offer versatile design options to homeowners.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing, too, is constantly increasing in popularity for Massachusetts homes, for good reason. It’s noticeable from the curb for its bright, bold color, and it’s natural energy efficiency is nothing to sneeze at, either. Metal roofing is fire resistant, durable, and often considered the best investment in terms of replacement roofing. However, it matters what kind of metal roofing you choose. We recommend standing seam metal roofing for the best insulation and efficiency.

Slate Roofing

If you’re looking for something a little more natural, slate roofing is the way to go. Although it’s more expensive than other roofing materials, it has a natural elegance and lasts for years, resisting elements like acid, fire, and water leakage. Made of authentic stone, slate roofing is far less likely to chip or crack. Like metal roofing, slate holds color beautifully.

Copper Roofing

A variation of metal roofing, copper roofing offers something unique but durable and characteristic, no matter what Massachusetts weather throws at it. It has a deeply warm color, and all the benefits of other metal roofing. Here again, standing seam copper roofing is the best plan, although shingles are also available if need be.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are are among the most popular types of roofing, and when properly designed, they can in fact stand up to the elements for years and years. At Jancewicz & Son, we offer asphalt shingles from CertainTeed, such as multi-layered asphalt shingles reinforced with natural or fiberglass materials. While traditional shingles can chip and crack, CertainTeed shingles are so protected that they’re able to offer a lifetime warranty for these shingled roofs. 

Which roofing material is right for your home? Contact Jancewicz & Son for more information or a free quote.


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