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Ashpalt Vs. Metal

Which Should I Choose

Asphalt vs. Metal. The two most popular roof choices in our area are asphalt shingle sand metal. People always wonder which product they should choose for their new roof. They both have their pros and cons, and we will compare them here to help make your decision easier.

Asphalt Shingles

Metal Roofing

Variety
Asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of styles, textures, and colors
Faster To Install
The average asphalt shingle roof only take 1 day to install
Cost Effective
Typically more cost effective than metal
Weather Resistance
Performs well in winter, and there are styles that are impact resistant as well.
Warranty
Can come with a 50 year warranty that covers materials, labor, tear-off, and disposal
Tear Off
Tear off is required with most asphalt re-roofing applications
Durability
Asphalt shingles are less durable than metal
Energy Efficiency
Absorbs heat
Insallation
There are types of metal that can be installed over existing shingles
Weight
Material is lighter than asphalt shingles
Energy Efficiency
Eligible for tax credits and insurance discounts
Warranty
Usually offer a 50 year warranty
Weather Resistance
Snow slides right off and is considered impact resistant.
Installation
Installation is more difficult than asphalt shingles and takes longer
Noisy
Can be very noisy inside the building
Not Cost Effective
Materials and labor are generally much more expensive than asphalt shingles
Warranty
Warranty only covers material. Labor, tear off and disposal are not included.
Insurance Claims
Most homeowners policies have cosmetic exclusions, which means when your metal roof gets dimpled by hail they won't replace it because it's just cosmetic and doesn't affect the functionality of the roof.

Asphalt vs metal, it’s still a question for people in the market of a new roof. But hopefully, this article helped you with your considerations. And if you request a quote below, we can help you personally with your decision of asphalt vs metal.

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