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How Long Do Roofing Materials Last?

A roof replacement is not a decision that should be made lightly. In fact, it can be a costly affair, which is why many people choose to view it as an investment for the future. After all, there are dozens of different materials available on the market that all come with their own longevity guarantee depending on your requirements and budget. In this blog, we’ve decided to go over the lifespan of three of the most popular roofing materials on the market…

Metal Roofing

Usually associated with industrial roofing, metal roofing is an incredibly popular and affordable material on the material. In fact, it comes with a low maintenance guarantee and is very energy efficient. Plus, a well installed metal roof can last between 40 and 70 years depending on the maintenance it is provided with. With this said, they can be more expensive than alternatives like shingles.


As a metamorphic rock, slate has a natural tendency to split which makes it the perfect natural material for roofing. In fact, a slate roof can last a lifetime when it is installed by a trained expert. With this said, it is thought to be the most expensive material on the market so it is important that your budget can cater for it. Interestingly, slate is such a poplar roofing material that it can be dated back to the 16th century.


If you are looking for an affordable roofing solution with a reasonable longevity guarantee, EPDM roofing could be the solution. Colloquially known as ‘rubber’ roofing, an EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) roof can last for around 25-30 years when it is well taken care off. In fact, this out-of-the-box roofing material is also energy efficient and can withstand a lot of damage without affecting the integrity of your property.

If you’re considering an industrial roofing make over, the Valent Roofing team are the experts you want on your side. After all, with over 70 years of combined experience under our belts, we know everything there is to know about choosing the most suitable roof for your property. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the Valent roofing team today!


Valent Roofing, 500 King’s Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8JT
Telephone: 0161 864 3311
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