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Metal Roof Vs. Shingles

Metal Roof Vs. Shingles

Metal Roof Vs. Shingles


Ever wonder what type of roofing material is best for your residential or commercial space? What are the pros and cons when it comes to durability and longevity? Will you want to make the switch from one roof material to another? There are many qualities to consider when comparing your options. Today we compare metal roofs to shingles. 


Metal Roof

Although metal roofing is used most in commercial buildings and is more expensive to install compared to shingles, there are also options to accommodate a subtle look for your home. Many business owners feel safer when wanting to install metal as a new roof option because it is fire-resistant, lightweight and is good at radiating heat which in turn saves energy. Metal roofing is best known for the longevity it brings and can last anywhere from thirty-five to seventy years. Talk about a great feature! It also ranges from a vast array of materials such as copper, steel and aluminum that give this type of roof a performance like no other. For a rust-resistant material, many like to go with the aluminum option but steel also has brand name coatings available. Stainless steel on the other hand will save you from having to deal with possible rust issues. Metal roofing is no question when it comes to durability. They are made to withstand harsh weather conditions such as strong wind gusts in the middle of the city. With little to no maintenance, inspection becomes a breeze. 



Shingles are seen and used most in residential homes and have a lifespan of about fifteen to twenty-five years. The types of material available for shingles include wood, asphalt, slate and composite to name a few. They are nonetheless very versatile as far as having to choose the texture, layout and design. The sky's the limit here with shingles and can give off a unique look with a new roof installation. A few things to consider: depending on the type of material you choose, the price will vary and so will the weight. Also, be sure to get a professional roofer beforehand to inspect your roof structure to see if it can withstand the type of material (weight-bearing) you want. Shingles are known to boost the value of your home as it is an investment and will ultimately set a specific composition to your exterior style. Resistance wise, most shingles work great for urban living under prone weather like fire, leaks and hail. 


Let us give you a quote today! Contact our licensed company Alliance Roofing in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. We offer free estimates on residential and commercial roofing.