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11 May, 2015

Asphalt Shingles Vs. Metal Roofing


If you were to ask most contract builders what is the best roofing material on the market, they’re likely to tell you asphalt. The average residential architect, on the other hand, would probably say metal is the better deal in the long run. Heaven only knows what a home buyer or custom home client will choose—slate, ceder, rubber, ect.

Asphalt Shingles

The roof is arguably the most important surface in a home, perhaps even more essential than the exterior walls. As the most exposed plane, the roof has the mammoth task of protecting your home from the elements. It’s under constant assault from the sun and rain, and, if leaky, could result in thousands of dollars worth of direct repair as well as ancillary damage. Still, a roof is one of those things that many consumers don’t think about until there is a blizzard, hail storm, or rainstorm.

So whats the deal with Asphalt? Problem is most asphalt shingles are stamped 25-30years but their warranties only cover a very short life span only to find homeowners empty handed if they ever had to make a claim against a manufacture of asphalt shingles. On the other hand they are cheaper than a metal roof.

Metal Roofing has gained popularity on new and existing roofs due to 3-4 factors, the main one being they last and last and last. They are a PERMANENT roofing solution. Above and beyond that they are more environmentally friendly, add value to your home, extreme weather protection and add real curb appeal to your home.

Before you decide to throw on asphalt shingles again, educate yourself with this video from CBC news on what could happen if your asphalt shingles fall short and you have to make an warranty claim….

Asphalt Shingles on CBC News



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