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A Quick Comparison Between Metal and Asphalt Roofing

Monday, September 21st, 2020 by Michael Fortenberry


Metal and asphalt roofing are two of the most commonly installed roof systems. Thanks to their proven record of reliability and durability, you can be sure that you are getting value for your money when you choose either of these roof types. To help you decide which is more suitable for your needs, roofing and attic insulation expert Fortenberry Roofing shares a quick comparison below.

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Durability

Manufacturers typically offer a 30 to 50-year warranty for metal roofing. However, depending on how you maintain your roof, it can also last longer than the suggested service life. Just take note that metal roofs can be prone to dents and punctures, depending on the specific type of metal that you choose.

Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, usually have a 15 to 30-year warranty, which can vary based on the location and climate. This type of roofing is generally strong and reliable, but it can also be susceptible to extreme temperature changes, cracking, and ice dams.

Installation

Metal and asphalt shingles are materials that are very easy to work with and install. Metal roofs specifically are known for being lightweight, and they typically don't require the removal of old roofing. Asphalt roof replacement, on the other hand, may require the removal of old roofing. This extra step can make your project take longer. So if you are in a rush, this might not be something you'll appreciate.

Appearance

Both metal and asphalt roofing can offer you a wide selection of styles, colors, and finishes. But if you are keen on having a more traditional look for your home, asphalt shingles might be the better choice since they can resemble wood shakes, slate, and tiles. If you are more interested in a modern look, a metal roof would definitely serve you better.

Fortenberry Roofing is one of the most trusted roofing and insulation companies in the area. We carry out projects according to industry standards so that you can rest assured of quality results. Call us at 1-806-385-6761 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve customers in Hereford and Levelland, TX.

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