If you are wondering what type of roofing you should use on your home, watch this video. Many people might wonder whether they should use metal or shingles for their next roofing project. The truth is that there are advantages and disadvantages to both.
Metal roofing material is more durable and has greater longevity. Asphalt shingle roofing is supposed to last about 20 years, but this number can go down quite a bit depending on inclement weather. Metal roofing can often last 50+ years and is better able to handle bad weather. Many people do not realize this, but metal roofing is actually lighter. Metal roofing is also more recyclable and can often result in energy savings because shingles tend to retain more heat than metal. There are more color options when it comes to metal roofing as well.
Shingle roofing is certainly easier to install, and the process takes less time. There are also more installers who are available for shingle roofing when compared to metal roofing. Shingle roofing is quite a bit less expensive than metal roofing when you consider upfront costs. However, because metal roofing lasts longer, the long-term costs will be less with metal roofing because you don’t have to replace it as many times.