Metal Roofs vs. Asphalt Shingles
Your roof is one, if not, the most important facet of your home’s exterior and your house’s first line of defense from the elements, keeping the interior comfortable and cozy. With so much emphasis on maintaining a healthy roof, it may be a difficult decision to make when it comes time for roof replacement.
With the amount of money and time you invest in your roof replacement, you want to make sure you know which type of roof suits your situation best. The two most popular choices for roofs in the Sea Islands are metal roofing and asphalt shingles. Which one works best for your house?
Here are some key differences between metal shingles and asphalt shingles!
Asphalt Shingles Are More Affordable
Asphalt shingles are the most popular style of roofing simply because of their cost-effectiveness. In some cases, they can cost up to a third less to install than metal roofing.
Metal Roofs Have More Durability
Metal Roofing is made out of galvanized steel containing iron and zinc. These strong materials offer a greater lifespan than asphalt shingles. Metal roofs can last anywhere from 30-50 years, while asphalt shingles may need to be replaced around 25 years.
In some cases, you can be saving yourself a lot of money down the road with metal roofing.
Asphalt Shingles Are Easier to Install
Asphalt shingle’s easy installation is a contributing factor in their affordability. Unlike metal roofs, asphalt shingles don’t always require advanced roof installation knowledge from skilled tradesmen.
If you’re an experienced remodeler, you might be able to complete an asphalt shingle installation by yourself in a week or two. (We obviously recommend having professionals finish it within a day!)
Metal Roofs Are Eco-Friendly
If you are conscientious of the environment and want to shrink your carbon footprint, you will want to consider metal roofing over asphalt shingles. Metal roofing is made out of recycled metals, while asphalt shingles contain chemicals and other residues harmful to the environment.
Additionally, metal roofs save you money on your energy bills, as they reflect light away from your home instead of absorbing it like asphalt shingles. This means energy spent on cooling will significantly decrease.
Contact Sea Island Residential for Roofing Installation
Whether you decide on asphalt shingles or metal roofing for your installation, go with a roofing contractor you can trust. Go with Sea Island Residential!
We are a family-owned and operated business ready to meet all of your exterior needs. Get a same-day quote now or give us a call at 843-593-3049 today!