Depending on which of six roofing materials you have installed on your Dallas-area home’s roof, you could be set for a lifetime, or set to replace the roof soon.

Synthetic Shingles and Tiles

Synthetic shingles and tiles are relatively budget-friendly, available in many looks, and good for the environment.

Composite, or synthetic shingles and tiles, will hold their looks for around 10 years, though (as with any roof) aging depends on a lot of factors:

  • Maintenance
  • Local weather patterns
  • Occupant activity (think little kids and baseballs)

Fiberglass-Asphalt Shingles

America’s #1 choice in roofing material, fiberglass-asphalt shingles, are not the longest-lasting roofing material available. They are:

  • Economical
  • Easy and fast to install
  • Tough
  • Available in dozens of colors

The least expensive shingles last around 15 to 20 years. The best — architectural shingles — can last 25 to 30 years.

Metal Shingles and Tiles

Metal is near-lifetime roofing. With all types of metal roofing, the protective coating, not the metal itself, limits the life span. Like shingles, metal tiles and metal shingles are unitized for maximum installation ease. Like metal roofing panels, they are tough and durable.

A typical roof beautifully covered with metal shingles can last 30 to 40 years, and often longer.

Standing Seam Metal

Standing seam metal roofs are panels mechanically attached to battens on your underlayment and sheathing. Their beauty, color range, and clean lines make them very popular for all types of homes.

Standing seam metal roofs easily last 75 years. Their coatings and mechanical fasteners, not the metal itself, limit their life spans.


Ceramic and concrete tiles in many patterns have been valued roofing materials for thousands of years. Tile has a reputation for being fragile but it really is durable, fending off the harshest weather on roofs all around the world.

Tile, when properly maintained by experienced roofers, and with periodic repairs, can last for 60 to 100 years.


A rock that has already been around for millions of years will keep right on aging beautifully on your roof. Slate roofs are nicknamed “100 year roofs” for a reason: slate lasts a century or two. Slate’s natural color variations make it a striking and beautiful crown to your Dallas-area home.

For straight talk about your roof’s life span, contact the friendly, experienced roofers at KPost Company You can choose from six beautiful roofing materials, all expertly installed by our highly trained professionals.

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