Quarve Contracting
Tuesday 13 November 2018

Metal Roofing vs Asphalt Shingles – Comparing the Two

Posted by at 9:00 AM

Say 'roofing' and most people picture the typical asphalt shingles.  We're trying to change that, because we believe that metal roofing is the absolute best protection for Minnesota homes, especially here in the Twin Cities where we get some severe weather.  Not as well known as asphalt roofing, metal roofs are becoming more popular.  They are the favorite of builders and architects, for many reasons. There is a lot of information out there about both asphalt and metal roofing. If you’re thinking of choosing one or the other for your home’s roof, then it might be ideal to consider some common misconceptions that come from both types of roofing. Here are some of them to help you reconsider your choice of roofing material for your home. There are many benefits to choosing metal roofing, here are just some of the reasons.

Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles

The Weight: The common misconception is that metal is going to weigh more than those asphalt shingles. However, the truth is that metal weighs far less than asphalt shingles. The weight of asphalt roofing is actually much more. Asphalt can weight around 2 to 5 pounds per square foot, where metal only weights 1.4 pounds per square foot. Lifespan: Metal roofing can outperform and outlast asphalt shingles because they do not get the same wear and tear. It is almost certain that you will be replacing a shingled roof before the warranty is up just because of the breakage that it goes through. Metal roofing is long lasting, lasting up to 4 times or more, longer than asphalt. And asphalt is subject to premature wear and tear in extremely cold conditions, if hit by hail, or other weather conditions common to our area.  Metal stands up to all those without flinching. Weather won't affect its lifespan. The Look: The look of asphalt shingles might be something that homeowners like. It has been the most affordable, most aesthetically pleasing way to roof a home for 100 years. But did you know, there are many different looks that come with metal roofing? It doesn’t have to be a thin sheet thrown over the top of the home. It's not your typical pole barn roof, either.  We have installed metal roofing on many homes here in the Minneapolis area that look just like asphalt shingles - you have to get up close to see the difference. Have a look into the many options for metal roofing right here. We provide a long line of sturdy options that are not only aesthetically pleasing and affordable. They will last your on home a long time and provide the durability and protection your home needs.