When people think of roofing material, do they think of Metal Roofing? Usually, the first thing that comes to mind is asphalt shingles. While asphalt shingles have long been the most common residential roofing system in recent years, metal roofing has started to gain popularity. There are many homes in Anderson, Muncie, Noblesville and Fishers that you’ll find with metal roofs these days. We know, because we have been installing them for many of our customers in East Central Indiana and the surrounding communities!
So which is the better for your home – a metal vs shingles roof? If you ask most roofers, they might automatically suggest asphalt shingles simply because that’s what they have experience with. However, metal roofing has a lot to offer so you shouldn’t automatically dismiss it just because some people can’t install it. Ace Construction, East Central Indiana contractors, can do this skillfully.
If you really want to know which roofing system is right for you, keep reading. We’ve put together a quick guide comparing metal roofing vs shingles. By the time you finish this article you’ll be more informed in the decision making for your home.
There are several differences to be found between traditional asphalt shingles and metal roofing. Here are just a few of the biggest ones:
So which is better a metal roof or shingles? While metal roofing does have a bit of an advantage over asphalt shingles, it really comes down to a matter of personal preference. If you want to have one roof that lasts for a lifetime while reducing your energy costs and you don’t mind paying a large sum up front, then metal roofing sounds like a good fit.
But asphalt shingles have been a popular option for years because they, too, do the job they’re designed for – protecting your home, family and belongings from the elements. Yes, you’ll be spending more money on your air conditioning bill but that might be a sacrifice you’re willing to make.
Whichever option you choose, you will now understand each advantage. Asphalt and metal roofing are both available in a variety of styles and colors to match the unique character of your home. Both types of roofing will protect your home and look good while doing it.
If you’d like to explore your roofing options in more detail, call the knowledgeable professionals at Ace Construction & Remodeling at 877-644-3030. We have ample experience working with a variety of roofing materials including metal roofing, asphalt shingles and flat roofing systems. We hope to talk with you soon!