Metal Roofing vs Traditional Asphalt 3-Tab Shingles

Metal Roofing: Advantages Over Traditional Asphalt 3-Tab Shingles

The roof is probably the most important exterior surface of the home. It is exposed to all weather elements and is constantly under assault from the sun, rain, etc. When severely damaged, it can cost thousands of dollars to be repaired. Unfortunately, the roof is one thing that homeowners don't give much thought to until it is too late.

There is a lot of debate on what type of roofing material is the best for roofs, especially between asphalt shingles and metal roofing. While there are advantages to both types of roofing materials, metal tends to outweigh the benefits of asphalt shingles.

Asphalt shingles create a relatively attractive roof and are easy to install; however, homeowners are primarily attracted to the product because they are inexpensive. These shingles are also easy to find and easy to maintain. As a general rule, they come with a 20- to 30-year warranty. Statistics report that 80 percent of roofs are covered with asphalt.

However, metal is a far superior roofing material. One of the primary reasons that metal roofing is chosen is because of its durability and longevity. Metal roofs can last for 50 years or more -- usually as long as you plan on staying in the house. Metal is eco-friendly, lightweight and requires very little maintenance and will look marvelous the entire time. Architects use these same reasons when they choose this type of material for building homes and buildings. The only downside is that metal costs more than asphalt , but the difference is saved over time.

For more information on the advantages of metal roofing, feel free to reach out to us at the Magnolia Group today.