Whether it is a metal roof or asphalt, you will be living under it for the next few years. Your home will live with its roof for a long time to come, especially if you went through the right contractor and got it installed properly. So, before getting a new roof, you are probably hesitant to blindly choose which kind of roof you want to make this huge investment in. Every roofing material has its pros and cons, so there is no wrong way to go. But there is the right roofing material for everyone.
Metal roofs and asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing options, and this is for plenty of good reasons. Each of them offers many advantages to their respective owners. So, whichever one you go with will all depend on what your needs are.
Metal Roofs: Pros and Cons
There are many varieties of metal roofing material for you to choose from. In turn, they all have their advantages and disadvantages over one another. You could go for an inexpensive and vintage tin roof. Meanwhile, there are the more expensive steel roofs that will last a lifetime. Aluminum roofs are common for their affordable pricing, lack of corrosion, and sustainability. There are also copper and zinc, but seam standing metal roofs have been gaining the most ground.
There are two main reasons that people would choose a metal roof over an asphalt shingle. Firstly is metal roofing’s longevity and durability. It depends on which metal they are made of, but metal roofs last between forty and seventy years, far more than any other roofing material.
On the other hand, metal roofing also provides homeowners with a customizable experience. There are many different types of metal materials used in roofing. Each of these provides a different vintage look, especially when cut and folded in different ways. There is a lot for a home buyer to work with if they want to go with a metal roof.
Metal roofs are also light and easy to install and remove for a professional. However, some types of metal roofs are heavier and more difficult to work with, quickly driving up the price.
Asphalt Shingles: Pros and Cons
Asphalt shingles are by far the most common type of roofing material. Most residential areas and suburban neighborhoods exclusively use asphalt shingles. Their versatility and classic look make them an obvious choice for most people. Asphalt composition tiles are made of a fiberglass core and then given an asphalt coating with ceramic granules. These materials offer these shingles their durability. They protect from most climates and UV rays.
While asphalt shingles do last a long time, they are on the shorter end when it comes to roofing materials. It is recommended that asphalt shingle roofs be replaced every fifteen-thirty years.
However, the greatest advantage to using asphalt shingles is their affordable price. For their durability, they are probably the most efficient way to use your dollar. Their installation also means lower labor costs. In fact, it can even be done yourself if you are really committed.
Asphalt roofs hit their peak energy efficiency in the winter months, where they reduce energy consumption by absorbing heat. On the other hand, metal roofs will reach their energy efficiency during the summer, where they do the opposite. Unfortunately, asphalt materials typically get sent to landfills. Meanwhile, metal roofs can come from recycled materials and can be recycled again and again.
Contact Your Golden City Remodeling Contractors Today
Golen City Remodeling works with clients closely when it comes to installing new roof systems for their homes. We can install asphalt shingles or tile roofs for you. Call the expert contractors at Golden City Remodeling at (310) 361-3271. From there, we can set you up with a free quote and consultation on your roof replacement or installation. We also do work on windows, painting, patios, and more. Contact us as soon as possible to get started on your project.