Advantages of Metal Roofing over Asphalt Shingles

Advantages of Metal Roofing over Asphalt Shingles

Why Permanent Metal Roofing Makes More Sense

A Comparative List of Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Roofing


– Temporary asphalt shingles need replacing every 8-15 years, making them very costly over time.

+ A permanent Metal Roof may last 100 years – saving thousands of dollars and no headaches.


– Asphalt shingles quickly deteriorate and become an eye sore due to streaking, curling & de-granulation.

+ A Metal Roof has a 30-year fade-resistant warranty on its paint application.


– Asphalt shingles are prone to blow off due to poor design.

+ Metal Roofs interlock on all four sides and pass UL 580 testing guaranteed at 120 mph.


– Asphalt shingles require on-going maintenance.

+ When correctly installed, a Metal Roof is maintenance free.


– Over 350 million tons of asphalt shingles are discarded in landfills every year.

+ A Metal Roof has 25% recycled aluminum content – making it extremely eco-friendly.


– Asphalt shingles bring little to no curb appeal to the resale of your home.

+ A Metal Roof brings significant curb appeal to your home – separating you form your neighbors.


– Resale value of an asphalt roof is zero.

+ National resale value of a Metal Roof is 85.9%. (Metal Roofing Alliance Magazine)


– Asphalt shingles absorb heat during summer months – increasing your air conditioning bills.

+ Metal roofs reflect heat – decreasing your cooling costs by 20-25% compared to asphalt.


– Most asphalt product warranties are prorated at 5 years, leaving homeowners with minimal protection.

+ Metal Roofing Inc. product warranty is non-prorated and guaranteed for as long as you own your home – Period!


– Most labor warranties for asphalt shingles are prorated and rarely exceed 5 years.

+ Metal Roofing labor warranty is non-prorated for as long as you own your home.


– Asphalt manufacturers rarely carry transferrable warranties on their product lines.

+ A Metal Roof carries a 40-year transferable warranty at no cost to the homeowners.


– Most asphalt shingles have a Class I Hail Rating.

+ A Metal Rood has a Class IV Hail Rating: (The highest impact rating for hail)


– Asphalt shingles are cheap to install the first time around.

+ Metal roofs are cheaper than asphalt shingles when considering just the next 20 years.


– Asphalt roofs are not Class “A” Fire Rated.

+ Metal roofs are Class “A” Fire Rated.


– Asphalt roofs do not shed snow quickly enough – making shoveling your roof a dangerous proposition.

+ Metal roofs shed snow quickly – so shoveling equates to safety for homeowners.

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