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Asphalt Roofing vs Metal Roofing

When it is about time to have your roof replaced, calling the best roofing contractor
saves you a lot of trouble. You don’t have to do anything. You just have to share with
them your ideas and preferences for your roof.

So what is it going to be? An asphalt roof or a metal roof?

To help you decide, we have here a straight comparison between the two. But before
anything else, you need to identify first which aspect you value the most in a roof for you
to decide later on which type of roofing to pick.

METAL ROOFING

Materials and Construction

 Metal roofs are made of steel and installed differently from an asphalt roof.

 Installing it require specific complex techniques, experienced workers and
more tools and parts.

 These roofs are made up of lightweight material making it easier for the
installers to transport up on the roof. Furthermore, if your property has weak
foundation, these roofs won’t add much to the weight to be supported.

 Metal roofing is usually fireproof making it the ideal roofing for areas prone to
wildfires.

 Compared to other materials, metal is stronger and more durable. This type of
roofing has greater weathering performance than any other roofing materials.

 It’s environmentally friendly.

 Metal roofing is energy efficient, significantly cutting down energy costs.

Costs

It has high initial cost but lower long-term cost.

Other Benefits

Its lifespan extends up to 50 years.

ASPHALT ROOFING

Materials and Construction

 Asphalt shingles require less time and effort to install or replace. Shingles are
pre-packaged and are ready to be nailed on the roof.

 Roofers may easily walk on these roofs.

 They work well on a steep-sloped structure.

 These are versatile and can adapt easily on varied applications.

Costs

Installing asphalt roofing has relatively lower initial costs. This makes it highly
appealing to homeowners. However the long-term cost can be rather expensive.

Other Benefits

Contractors and manufacturers offer a number of warranty. Shingle warranties
cover issues like algae growth, maximum wind-resistance limit, material defect,
contractor error and manufacturer error.

Now that you have the necessary details between the two are you sticking with asphalt
roof or switching to metal roofs? Or is it the other way around? Let us know if you are
having problems with choosing the best roof for your property.