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  • Writer's pictureNeil Burtt

Asphalt Shingles vs. Metal Roofing

Your roof is one of the most important and expensive components of your home. It protects your home all year long from everything Mother Nature sends its way—rain, sleet, ice, snow, wind, and the beating sun. Whether you're building a new home, or renovating an existing one, it's important to understand your roofing options. Here’s a comparison of traditional asphalt shingles with metal roofing.



Price

Asphalt shingles can cost two to three times less than metal roofing. Asphalt shingles are also easier to install and replace, making it a more economical option for homeowners. 


Appearance

Metal roofing has been traditionally associated with agricultural and industrial buildings. However, some recent changes in the appearance of metal roofing are causing some homeowners to consider using this material. For over 100 years, asphalt shingles have been an accepted material that builders know and trust so it’s no surprise that they dominate in both new construction and replacement roofing. In fact, four out of five homes have asphalt shingles. If you think you might sell your home some day, keep in mind that the aesthetic of a metal roof may not appeal to all homebuyers.


Durability/Warranty

The metal roofing industry touts durability as a major selling point for their product. With proper installation, care, and maintenance, a metal roof offers good weather resistance. However, critics contend that some metal roofs expand and contract a lot, which can compromise their long-term performance and lead to oil canning—where the metal warps during temperature changes. Today’s asphalt shingles have made great strides in performance and longevity. Most asphalt roofing systems come with a 20-30 lifetime warranty. Roofing installers like Queen City Roofing, who have met rigorous industry standards, are able to offer 50-year warranties.


Residential Roofing in Southern New Hampshire

At Queen City Roofing, we understand that a new roofing system is a significant investment. That’s why we work hard to provide the highest quality materials, craftsmanship, and warranties in our industry. For over 20 years, we’ve been southern New Hampshire’s trusted roofing specialist, and we look forward to serving you and your family. Call us at (603) 289-HOME (4663) or connect with us online for a FREE estimate.


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