It is winter and every morning when you wake up you feel a blast of cold air coming from the skies. Unless you are a musher in the Iditarod, an ice fisherman, or an Alaskan sea boat captain, there may be a leak coming from somewhere in your house and you will have to fix it if you want your family to be comfortable again.

Having your roof replaced is time-consuming and inconvenient. it can also be expensive. However, you must do it if your current roof has a leak. the trick is to get a roof that will last a very long time and requires little maintenance so you don't have to go through this again.


seen primarily in the Southwest, clay roofs are known for their longevity and their sturdiness. you will find them predominantly on clay houses. This material is very heavy and whether or not it will be right for your situation will depend upon the structure of your home. You will want to consult with a roofing professional to make sure this material will work in your particular case. 


Slate has the highest life expectancy of any type of roof according to NAHB (National Association of Home Builders. It is expected to last for over 50 years. Slate is a rock and therefore makes a rather heavy roofing material.

Slate is both fire and mold-resistant. If you get a slate roof, you will never have to replace it the entire time you live in the home. Because of its heft, your home may need modifications before you install such a roof.

In the unlikely event that a slate roof becomes damaged, it can be repaired very easily by a roofing professional. 

Slate is versatile when it comes to the aesthetic look of a home. you can get it in smooth uniform sheets or it can be rough and uneven for a rustic look.


There are some copper roofs that have lasted over a hundred years. Copper roofs are sturdy and most importantly they are weather resistant. If you live in the midwest, this can be very important as snow and ice will simply slide off a metal roof. 

A copper roof will greatly increase the value of your home as you can read here they can give a structure a regal look that other materials cannot.

Copper can get dented but it is very unlikely to spring leaks. These domes are perfect for you if you are an environmentalist because they save energy. a copper roof will reflect the sun. It will stop the heat from getting into your home. 

Unfortunately, a leaky or disintegrating roof can mean more problems than just cold air getting into the house. Pests can enter through a hole in the roof and the house is certain to develop a problem with mold and mildew.

Although it is expensive. A leaky or decaying roof is an emergency. With the right material and a great roofing company, you may never have to go through this again in your life.

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