Quality roofing is an absolute essential for every home. It’s not always easy to tell which materials are suited for high wind conditions. Many homes come with standard asphalt shingles on the original roof. Look beyond standard materials for your next roof replacement. Materials that are heavier are better suited for high winds. Some of the heavier materials will have a shorter life than ultra-durable asphalt shingles. Other materials will last much longer. Take a look at the wind-resistant options here.
Metal Roofing: A Durable Material With Many Options
Metal roofing is considered one of the top residential roofing options for regions with lots of high wind. This type of roofing can be installed in many forms. Standing seam metal roofing offers a lot of curb appeal. This style has long panels and concealed fasteners. There are a few different styles within the standing seam category. You can also get other types of shingle-free metal roofing that are less fancy than a standing seam style.
Metal shingle roofs and metal tile roofs are also excellent options. Many metal tile roofs have a lifespan of 50 years. Some of these even have a warranty that covers the full 50 years.
Cedar Shake Roofing
Cedar shakes are exceptionally durable in high winds. Cedar shake roofs often last 30 years with proper maintenance. These roofs will regularly last 15 years without any maintenance. More expensive cedar shakes can last 50 years or more with excellent maintenance.
Fiberglass shingles are far more durable than asphalt shingles. These are covered with a little bit of asphalt and a UV coating over the fiberglass base. They look similar to a designer asphalt shingle.
Grace Mountain Renovations offers expert residential roofing repair and replacement throughout Gwinnett and Metro Atlanta. Contact our Lawrenceville, Georgia office today to learn more.