More Homeowners Than Ever Are Investing In These Long-Term, Durable Materials

by | Jan 9, 2020

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As a homeowner, durability and longevity should be one of your top priorities. Assuming you plan on living in your home for a while, you want materials that are going to stand the test of time and not require premature remodeling, renovation, or replacement. But, with so many different options out there it can be hard to sort through what’s reliably tough and what’s not. In order to help you create the perfect blend of style and durability, let’s cover some materials that homeowners have been raving about lately.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding ranks among the most durable siding materials without a doubt. The same stone siding problems that are common in regular stone siding are not present in fiber cement siding. Because it’s easily moldable and naturally resistant to mold, insects, fire, and moisture, fiber cement siding is quickly becoming the siding of choice when it comes to durability.

Synthetic Cedar Shakes

Vinyl shakes made to resemble natural cedar are the perfect, durable option for your roofing needs. Not only do they resemble cedar so closely that’s hard to tell the difference, they come with all the durability and longevity of vinyl. Low maintenance needs and a stunning appearance make them one of the best durable options for your roof.

Solid Surface Countertops

While wood, marble, or concrete can all serve you well, they are pretty easily chipped, scratched, and damaged. Solid surface options, on the other hand, can come in an almost endless array of designs and colors while providing solid durability in the face of everyday countertop use. Unlike many other countertop materials, solid surface countertops are nonporous, meaning you won’t ever need to reseal them.

Laminate Flooring

Another way to boost the overall durability of your home is to have some laminate flooring installed. While there are many durable options for flooring, laminate is one of the toughest. Once the topcoat of aluminum oxide has been laid, these will stand up admirably to stains, dents, scratches, fading, scuffs, and more.

While laminate floors may be cost-effective compared to other materials, they are specifically designed with high-traffic and pet use in mind, meaning you’ll get everything you’re looking for in terms of durability, for a great price. A properly installed laminate floor receiving moderate to high levels of traffic can last as long as three decades.

Durability is Required for Long-Term Living

If you want your home to stand the test of time even under heavy use and traffic, you need to put an emphasis on using durable materials. Not only will highly durable materials save you money in the long-term by preventing the need for remodeling or replacement, they can also boost your property value as well.

There’s no need to sacrifice style either, as laminate floors, solid surface countertops, synthetic cedar shakes, and fiber cement siding are all pretty customizable. If you’re looking for superior durability, you can’t go wrong with any of the options listed here.

Corey Tyner is a writer and business owner who helps sell your house fast. He is the founder of Cash land buyers Arizona. As one of the top real estate investors in Arizona with over a decade of experience, his work has been featured on Bigger Pockets, Real Estate Agent Magazine, and several other mainstream real estate investor publications.

 

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