When it comes to your roof, you want the best for your home. You roof can be the difference between a dry and a flooded home, so picking the right kind for your location is crucial. Lately we’ve seen an uptick on the amount of homeowners going for metal roofs instead of shingles, which leaves a few people scratching their heads. When would a metal roof be a better option? Is there really that big of a difference? Well, this video details the similarities and differences between shingle and metal roofs.
First of all, your environment determines how long your roof will last. More rain and storms will cause wear and tear, so keep this in mind.
Shingle roofs are estimated to last up to 20 years, but harsh weather can drastically decrease that. A metal roof, on the other hand, is designed to last up to 50 years, or 2-3 times longer than an asphalt shingle roof. Metal roofers also recommend these roofs because of their light weight and even their recyclability. Though an asphalt shingle roof will cost less up front, a metal roof can last longer and cost less money in the long run.