There are several very distinct differences between shingle roofing and metal roofing. The type of roofing you choose will dictate how you can repair and maintain your roof. Still, there are other more immediate differences.
Roofs protect you, your family, and your property from the elements. You need to make the right decision for your home.
When it comes to durability, shingles can be easy to rip and break. On the other hand, metal roofing is impervious to ripping and breaking. Depending on the type of metal used, it can dent, but there are types of metal roofs that are dent-proof. When you consider the longevity of a roof, metal roofs tend to last about 20 years longer or more than asphalt shingle roofs. The longevity is dependent on your environment, but metal roofs will last longer.
If you’re interested in being eco-friendly, metal roofs are the roofing material for you. All metal roofs are recyclable. This is very unlike asphalt roofs that will end up in a landfill. Metal roofs are also more eco-friendly because of how much longer they last. If you’re interested in a further comparison between roofing materials, please watch the video.