The Pros & Cons between Metal and Asphalt Shingles – A Rooftop Rumble!
Well, folks, it’s finally time to address the age-old debate that’s been raging since…well, at least a few years ago. In the blue corner, we have the sleek and modern metal roofing. And in the red corner, the timeless classic, asphalt shingles. Both contenders are vying for a spot atop your home, and we at Lanes Roofing Inc. are here to referee this match. Grab your popcorn and let’s get ready to shingle! (See what we did there?)
Ding Ding! Round 1: Lifespan
- Metal Roofing: Metal roofs, like that one cousin who runs marathons and sips on green juices, have impressive stamina. They can last anywhere from 40-100 years. Basically, while you’re busy changing your car, phone, and possibly hairstyles, your metal roof remains unfazed.
- Asphalt Shingles: With a lifespan of 15-30 years, asphalt might not be the marathoner, but it’s surely your reliable friend who joins you for a casual 5K. It’s dependable for a good stretch but will eventually need a switcheroo.
Round 2: Price Tag Punch
- Metal Roofing: Metal comes in with a heavy hook – it’s more expensive upfront. But think of it as an investment piece, like buying that designer handbag. You’re paying for longevity and no more replacements.
- Asphalt Shingles: Asphalt dodges with a more affordable upfront cost, making it the go-to choice for budget-conscious homeowners. It’s the equivalent of that trendy but budget-friendly tote you snagged on sale.
Round 3: Weather Warriors
- Metal Roofing: Metal roofs laugh in the face of heavy rain, dance under snow, and sunbathe in scorching heat. They’re pretty much the Superman of roofing, minus the cape.
- Asphalt Shingles: Asphalt shingles are the reliable everyday heroes. While they hold up well in various conditions, severe weather might leave them a bit ruffled. (Like an F5 Tornado)
Round 4: The Style Stakes
- Metal Roofing: Modern, sleek, and available in various styles and colors. Metal roofing can give your home a contemporary edge. Plus, the sound of rain on a metal roof? Instant cozy vibes!
- Asphalt Shingles: Classic aesthetics, wide variety, and that quintessential “homey” look. If homes had a yearbook, asphalt shingles would win “Most Likely to Fit In.”
Round 5: Environmental Edge
- Metal Roofing: Metal takes this round hands down. It reflects radiant heat from the sun, which can reduce cooling costs in the summer. Plus, it’s recyclable!
- Asphalt Shingles: They’re not as energy-efficient and aren’t always recyclable. But hey, nobody’s perfect, right?
And the Winner is…
Well, it’s not that simple. Like any great match, the best choice depends on what you’re looking for. Your budget, style preferences, and long-term plans play a crucial role.
But here’s the real good news: no matter which side you’re rooting for, Lanes Roofing Inc. is here to ensure a flawless installation. After all, the best roof is one that’s done right, be it metal or asphalt.
Thanks for joining us for this rooftop rumble, and remember, whether you’re team metal or team asphalt, always keep things above board. And by that, we mean your roof.
Call Lanes Roofing Inc. today for you complimentary roof inspection. (574) 207-4655