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Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles

A close up image of the top and sides of a metal roof.

If you’ve recently found yourself in need of a new roof, you’ve likely come into a lot of new information that you need to make your decision. Specifically, there are plenty of roofing materials that spring to mind as a replacement for what you had. Making the best decision for your home means learning about all of the positive and negative aspects of each one. Two of the most popular roofing types out there are metal roofing and asphalt shingles. Both bring their own set of unique qualities to your home. We break down the pros and cons of each one below!

Asphalt Shingles

There’s a good reason why asphalt shingles are so commonplace amongst suburban homes: they are by far the easiest to install out of any roofing material! They require less time for installation and replacement, which makes them a cheaper option. This also means that there are more contractors around that can install them for you! Asphalt shingles also hold up alright in coastal weather, but not as well as other options. If you’re missing a few shingles after the installation, they’re readily available at your local distribution center.

However, this is about where the positives end. Asphalt shingles may hold up against coastal weather, but they don’t do as good of a job of doing so as with other materials. Asphalt shingles, thanks to their light weight, are also a lot less durable and don’t last as long. You can only get a max of 25 years out of your standard asphalt shingle roof.

Metal Roofing

While metal roofing may be a more expensive option for homeowners in the short term, it won’t be as so in the long term. In fact, asphalt shingles are actually more expensive in the long term! Metal roofing has superior longevity when compared with other roofing materials, as they have an average lifespan of 50 to 70 years. Despite its name, metal roofing is also a relatively lightweight material, making installation a little easier on your contractor. When it comes to weather resistance, this material is superior, making it beneficial for how turbulent New England’s weather seems to be. With a variety of color options and low maintenance, metal roofing is a sound choice for your roofing needs.

Roof Installation With Capital Construction

Regardless of what type of roofing you want for your home, Capital Construction Contracting can install it to perfection on your home! We can fortify your home against New England’s toughest weather conditions with a variety of exterior options. If you need a new roof for your home, click here to contact us directly and secure the best choice!

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