Quarve Contracting
Thursday 28 January 2016

Metal Roofing vs Asphalt Shingles – What’s the Difference?

Posted by at 1:11 PM

Are you in the market for a new roof? If so, why not consider a metal roof instead of the tradition asphalt shingle roof? steel-shingles-closeupYes, some of us still associate metal roofs with barns and other farm buildings, but the metal roofs of today far exceed those modest beginnings. With many cost benefits as well as varying colors and textures such as slate, wood and clay tiles, a new metal roof could be one of the best investments you’ll ever make on your home. It is true – the initial cost of new metal roof is greater than that of asphalt shingles. According to the Metal Roof Alliance, the cost of a metal roofing installation averages around $16,000; yet you are truly making a worthwhile investment in your home. Metal Roofs Perform Better Than Asphalt Why are metal roofs so much better? First of all the energy savings are substantial. Because metal reflects the sun, the attic space of the house will be cooler, reducing energy use in the summer. Some metal roofs can lower energy costs by up to 25%, at the same time dramatically increasing the value of your home. In addition to energy savings, metal roofs are extremely durable and weather resistant. Many also come with warranties of up to 50 years, although some can literally last for centuries! This is remarkable, considering the average asphalt shingle roof may need to be replaced every 10-25 years. Metal roofs are much stronger against hail and other elements, and your insurance company may actually give you a discount on your homeowner’s policy due to reduced risk of storm damage. With all these advantages, it’s likely that a new metal roof will be the last one you’ll ever have installed on your home.  We think they're perfect for homes in the Minneapolis area, because they stand up so well to Minnesota weather.    And we offer many options in metal roofing - check out our Pinterest board for a peek at just a few. If you’re considering installing a new metal roof in the near future, please contact Quarve Contracting at 763-785-1472 to get a bid. We are a MN licensed home improvement company in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area with over 30 years of experience. We would be glad to assist you with any questions you may have and help you protect your home with a new roof.