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Asphalt vs. Metal Roofing: Which is Right for You?

May 02, 2022

Roofer nailing on shingles layer after layer
Roofer installs shingle roof

If you’re in need of a new roof, chances are you’ve been having some difficulty deciding among all the roofing material and style options currently available on the market. Roofing companies these days often offer both asphalt and metal roofing systems, and each comes with its unique set of pros and cons. So how do you decide what kind of roofing is right for you?

Pros and Cons of Traditional Asphalt Shingles

Compared to metal roofing, the biggest advantage of an asphalt shingle roof is the price. Asphalt roofs are cheaper to install and maintain. Many homeowners also appreciate the classic beauty of asphalt shingles. While asphalt is durable, an asphalt roofing system will require maintenance and eventually need to be replaced even when installed by the best roofing company in the area. Shingles are simply more vulnerable to harsh weather conditions and will last about 20 years on average.

Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

Two roofers installing standing seam metal roofing on a home
Installation of metal roofing

The most obvious benefit of metal roofing is its superior durability. While a metal roofing system is more expensive than asphalt, a metal roof will require little maintenance and last decades longer than asphalt shingles. Metal roofs are energy efficient, fire resistant, and environmentally friendly. The biggest drawback of metal roofing is the price, as the upfront cost will be higher than that of an asphalt roof. Additionally, some homeowners do not care for the appearance of a standing seam metal roof.

Choosing Between Metal and Asphalt Roofing

We know that there is no clear answer as to the best roof overall, but a proper professional can help you determine if asphalt or metal roofing would be the right fit for your project. As a trusted local roofing company throughout East Central Indiana, Rodeffer Roofing has handled just about every roofing project there is. Contact us today and let us assist you in the search for your next roof!

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