One of the biggest decisions when choosing your new roof is the make-up of the roofing materials. Two of the most popular materials are metal and asphalt shingles. Team Roofing installers have expertise in both types and are here to answer any questions that you may have. Let's take a look at some of the pros and cons of each type.
This affordable option is popular among many homeowners, and due to the many styles and colors that are available, they look great on a wide variety of homes across most types and styles. One main drawback of shingles is the fact that they absorb heat. While this is welcome in the winter, it's a feature that is less than ideal during our hot and humid summers! With a typical usable lifespan between 15 to 20 years for traditional asphalt shingles and 25 to 30 years for their laminate counterparts, this option lasts a long time but not as long as a metal roof.
This option is becoming more popular in our area due to the energy efficiency that it offers. A metal roof helps to keep cooling bills down in the summer, which is a huge advantage in our area! Metal roofs are made from recycled materials, and when it's time to replace them, 100% of the materials are recyclable, keeping them out of the landfills. With a higher upfront cost, many homeowners shy away from metal and opt for a more affordable material. One factor that helps to offset higher material and install costs, is the longevity, durability, and higher resale value that comes with a metal roof. With a lifespan between 40 and 70 years, your new roof may last longer than you do!
If it's time for a new roof, give Team Roofing a call today and schedule a consultation with one of our design specialists.
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