Asphalt shingle roofing has been a dominant material for homes for decades. But metal roofing has surged in popularity lately as more natural aesthetic alternatives become available. There are now several metal roofing panels and shingles which mimic materials such as wood shakes, slate, tile and clay. These materials offer the same strength and durability of asphalt shingles, but often come in a more natural, earthy appearance, allowing homes to come across as being more “green.”
Asphalt shingles provide the most lasting protection for a home’s roof. But they also require frequent maintenance and repair, especially if they become stained or have cracks. Metal roofing shingles, on the other hand, offer a more durable solution and are nearly impossible to see once they’re installed. These metal roofing shingles are much more difficult to find, but are also infinitely more affordable than asphalt shingles.
Metal roofing also requires significantly less construction time than shingles. Metal roofing can be installed quickly and can be left up for long periods of time. But because they are typically made of metal and do require regular maintenance and repairs, metal roofing installation costs can add up over the years. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, take considerably longer to install, as well as require labor rates which are often more than metal roofing costs. So Contact EBA Roofing Inc for all your metal roofing needs.