If you’re planning a roof replacement this season, you’ll need to choose an excellent material. After all, your new roofing’s longevity and overall performance will depend on your choice. Two of the most popular roofing options today are asphalt shingles and metal. But which one is best for your home and needs?
Taking on extreme weather conditions is not a problem with asphalt shingles and metal roofing. The former is coated with protective mineral granules that help it withstand the harshest elements. The latter can also deliver the superior weather protection, but at a slightly better rate.
Both asphalt shingle and metal roofing can help your home make a bigger impression from the curb, although in slightly different ways. Asphalt shingles, for example, look beautiful on traditional homes, such as Colonial, Craftsman, Farmhouse and Victorian. Metal roofing, meanwhile, matches well with Contemporary and Modernist homes. But customization is never an issue with the two. Both are available in a wide selection of colors and profiles – with asphalt shingles even emulating the natural beauty of a wood shake roof – allowing for many design possibilities.
When installed and maintained correctly, a metal roofing system can last up to 50 years. Asphalt shingles have a shorter lifespan – up to 25 years – but they are easier to install, repair and maintain. Both roofing options generally come with solid warranty coverage to provide an additional layer of protection to your investment.
Both roofing options can help keep your summer cooling bills to a minimum. Some asphalt shingles are available with cutting-edge cooling technology to prevent attic heat buildup and ensure a cooler, more comfortable indoor environment. Metal roofing can do the same thing with its inherent reflective properties. When augmented with a light color, a metal roof can block solar heat radiation, helping keep your home cool and pleasant.
Look no further than Safe Harbor Exteriors for all your roof replacement needs. We serve the areas in and around Shawnee and Kansas City, KS. Call us today at (913) 553-3620, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.