While asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in the U.S., roof repair and installation professionals know that metal roofing is a very viable alternative. To understand why, read this comparison between these two materials:
Asphalt shingle roofs last up to 20 or 25 years with reasonable maintenance. However, in terms of durability, metal roofing is much better. Metal roofs can last up to 50 years with minimal maintenance. In many cases, metal roofs have been known to reach 70 years before they are up for replacement. The common weaknesses of asphalt shingles are simply absent in metal roofing systems.
This means that your metal roofing system can save you money in the long term when compared to asphalt shingles.
This largely depends on the skills of your roof installers. In most cases, asphalt shingles take less time to install and repair. However, because of metal roofing’s lightweight properties, it’s not uncommon for a highly skilled contractor to finish the project in almost the same amount of time.
It’s not a good idea to have any type of roof installed by an unskilled individual or to DIY your way through it. There are many variables involved, and something might go wrong, which will force you to have a professional redo the project and even risk voiding your warranty. Installing a metal roofing system takes precision and care so it’s always best to call a professional contractor.
Metal is more eco-friendly than asphalt. Though some of the asphalt removed from homes is recycled for building roads, there is still plenty of waste leftover. When you replace a metal roof, on the other hand, the material is often 100% recyclable. Your new roof is very likely to come from recycled metal as well, so metal simply has much better eco-friendly properties.
Ready to install your new metal roofing system? Call GO Construction Services, LLC. We are also preferred contractors for deck construction. Get in touch with us today at (717) 854-1573, or use this form to tell us about your project.