• July 18, 2024

Should You Get a Metal Roof or a Shingle Roof?

Trying to figure out what type of roof you should get? The good news is that both metal roofs and shingle roofs are good options. That said, there are some advantages and drawbacks to each. When selecting a roof, you’ll want to consider your own needs and situation.

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Then you can determine the best choice.

A metal roof is generally more durable than an asphalt roof and will also last longer. Optimally, many shingle roofs will last twenty years, but sometimes they fail to last that long. Metal roofs, on the other hand, usually last for 50 years or more if properly taken care of.

Metal roofing is also lighter than asphalt roofs. Asphalt shingles tend to draw in and capture heat, which is good in cool climates but can raise your utility bills in hot climates. Metal roofs often reflect heat, making them arguably better in warm climates.

As for value, both roofs are a great choice. Metal roofs are usually more expensive upfront, but because they can last much longer, metal roofing may prove cheaper in the long run. Asphalt roofs are one of the cheaper options upfront, but remember that you’ll likely have to replace the roof in 15 to 20 years. It’s also easier to find asphalt roof installers because asphalt roofs are more common.


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