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Metal Roof vs Asphalt Roof

Installing a new roof is one of the most expensive home improvements there is, and like any large investment, you want to weigh your options before jumping in. Two of the most common roofs installed today are traditional asphalt shingles and metal roofing. Both of these make a great protective barrier for your home, but they both have many distinct differences that will make you want one or the other. Here at Feazel, we have years of experience repairing, replacing, and inspecting roofs. Today, we will share our knowledge and explain the pros and cons of a metal roof vs. an asphalt roof.

Professional Roof Replacement

Like any other part of your home, the roof is eventually going to need to be replaced. A new roof improves the look and value of your home and better protects it from the outside elements. On the contrary, an outdated roof allows the elements to penetrate the house and can cause severe damage to the underlying structure and interior, ultimately making the home unsafe to live in. In order to prevent this from happening, you need to make sure that your roof remains in good repair and that you get it replaced as soon as it is needed.

Since replacing your roof is such a significant and long-term investment, you want to go with the material that best fits your needs, and in the case of roofs, this will either be metal or asphalt shingle roofing. Both of these have their advantages, and while neither one is a bad option, there are certain circumstances that make one or the other the better investment. After reading this, you will be able to confidently choose what your new roof is going to be made from.

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Asphalt shingles were first used at the beginning of the 20th century, and the fact that they are still the most commonly used roofing material is a true testament to their effectiveness. Asphalt shingles are quite a bit more affordable than metal roofing, although they will not last as long. When installed correctly by the professionals at Feazel, you can reasonably expect to get around 20 years out of your roof before it needs replacing again.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is growing in popularity and offers a long-lasting and great-looking alternative to traditional shingle roofing. One of the main reasons so many people are switching to metal roofing is that it can be purchased in nearly any color, allowing you to match the rest of your home’s exterior perfectly. In addition, a metal roof will last you an average of 50 years and has been known to last even longer in some instances. Unfortunately, with this more than double life span comes a much higher price tag that some homeowners just can’t justify.

Which One is Right for You?

Now that you know the main differences between metal and asphalt shingle roofs, you can better decide which one is the right choice for your new roof replacement. The main thing we urge our customers to consider before making a decision is how long they plan to live in their home and if they are after short-term or long-term savings.

 

While a metal roof may cost more initially, you can expect to invest in three shingle roofing replacements in the same amount of time that one metal roof will last. For this reason, if you plan on living in your current home forever, or at least for more than 20 years, then a metal roof will be more cost beneficial to you in the end. If you only plan on being in your home for a short period of time, or you are preparing it to go on the market, then your best bet is to install an asphalt shingle roof.

Feazel Roofing Repair and Replacement

No matter which material you choose, a roof is only as good as the crew that is installing it. Here at Feazel, we offer professional roofing repair and replacement so you can get the most out of your new asphalt shingle or metal roofing investment. Contact us now to schedule your roofing inspection, and we will let you know if we can repair it or if it needs to be replaced.

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