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Metal Roofing vs Shingles

Sep 1

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The difference between metal roofs and shingles

One of the important aspects of the house is the roofing system, it is the part that most houses rely on because it is the first thing that covers and protect the house from any uncertain weather or any elements outside. Not having a good roof can ruin most parts of the house including what is inside the house which is your furniture.

As a homeowner, you should know how important it is to choose the right kind of roof. You may be confused because of too many options available in the market, but you should remember to choose a durable, less expensive, attractive, and reliable one for maintaining house protection. And if you really want to make sure that it is the right decision, you can call your nearest roof contractors to decide it for you. And here are some of the comparisons between the two popular types of roofs in the country that may guide you in choosing.



What is the difference between metal roofs and shingle roofs?

  • Material - Metal roofs are more shiny and reflective quality and can cause more noise when there is heavy rain. While shingle roofs have a matte look that is good for victorian look type of houses.
  • Affordability - When it comes to affordability, shingle roofs are budget friendly one compared to metal roofs. But when it comes to a long term investment, a metal roof is a thing to consider because insurance companies will offer discounts to those homes with metal roofs, it can be a qualification for tax credits if installing a metal roof to your primary home, and you can save energy that can help you save your monthly hydro bill.
  • Durability - We always want to choose a material that can last for years to know that what we invest in is worth it. In these two common types of roofs, metal roofing is more durable than shingle roofs. One of the reasons why most companies offer warranties on metal roofs is that it is known to be durable that can resist any type of force of nature. Its lifespan is a minimum range of 40 to 70 years while shingle roofs are just a short span because of their weaknesses.
  • Eco-friendly - Metal roof is eco-friendly compared to shingle roofs because it is made of recycled materials and can be recycled again and again. Plus it helps conserve energy. While shingle roofs are made in asphalt which relies on petroleum for its manufacturing and can not be recycled.