5 Reasons to choose metal roofing over asphalt shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing type, but that doesn't mean they are the best for you. There are many features of metal roofing that can suit your roofing situation better.

If you haven't decided on the type of roofing you want to use yet, read on.  This article will list and detail 5 reasons to install a metal roof. You may just find that it's the right roofing for you.

1. Metal Roofing Lasts Longer

When it comes to choosing metal roofing or asphalt shingles, the latter choice is cheaper. However, this is only in upfront cost. It's also a good idea to factor in durability.

Metal roofs last from 40 to 70 years. In contrast, asphalt roofing lasts only 12 to 20 years.

Therefore, upon installing a metal roof, you'll have it for practically a lifetime. It may cost more to replace asphalt shingles a few different times.

2. It Is Fire and Moisture Resistant

There are two major Wyoming and Colorado environmental factors that can cause damage to asphalt shingles. These are moisture from storms and fire. The former can cause mold to build up and the latter can cause shingles to melt.

Two of the advantages of metal roofing are its resistance to these factors. With metal's non-porous surface, it's less likely that water will penetrate it. Also, most metals have a higher melting point than most fires can reach.

3. It Is More Heat Resistant

Asphalt shingles have some heat resistance, but metal roofing has far more. Sunlight reflects very well-off metal's shiny surface. This can reduce the amount of air conditioning that the home below needs.

Manufacturers can increase this effect by painting the metal roofing certain bright colors. Asphalt shingles come in different colors as well but tend to absorb heat rather than reflect it.

4. It Can Save and Make You Money

Some more benefits of metal roofing are the different ways that it can save and make you money. One of these is that it can increase your home's value. According to Home Guides, you can recoup up to 89.5% of the cost of metal roofing in a home sale.

In addition, installing a metal roof can get you a discount on homeowner's insurance. This is because a metal roof's durability makes it less risky for the insurance company.

5. It Is More Environmentally Friendly

Professionals can technically recycle both asphalt shingles and metal roofing. However, asphalt has a more negative environmental impact. This is because of the polluting effects of its petroleum composition.

Choose Us For Your Metal Roof Installation Needs

As a final tip, be sure to choose the style and material of your metal roof carefully. You want to make sure that it meets your needs in look and features as best as possible.

When you're ready to install metal roofing on your home, consider us. We will be there to guide you through the entire project. We also prove the integrity of our work by offering you a 10-year warranty. When it comes to a trusted metal roofing company in Colorado and Wyoming, there is no better.

Contact us for a free roof inspection today.

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