Choosing a long-lasting roof in Boston

With winter just around the corner, it is important to consider the condition of your roof, especially if you live in an area that is prone to frequent snow and ice.

But what if you’re new to the Northeast? What sort of roof should you choose for your new home? When pondering these questions, it is important to think about winter roof-wreckers, such as ice dams, heavy accumulated snow, and water and wind damage, just to name a few.

Here are some popular roofing choices for the area:

  • Metal Roofs: Whether it’s made of steel, stainless steel, copper, or aluminum, metal roofs are durable and long-lasting, and require little to no maintenance. Additionally, they are environmentally friendly and, if properly maintained,could last for decades. They are recyclable, should you so desire, which not only makes them green, but a good financial investment, as well.
  • Asphalt shingles: These are another popular roofing option in the region. However, this roof does require more maintenance and shingle replacements from time to time.
  • Concrete tiles: Increasingly gaining in popularity, concrete often are fiber-reinforced and coated with plastic, enamel or a thin layer of metal. It should be mentioned, however, that many of these do not live up to their reputation for durability, often curling, breaking, or changing color after only a few years.

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