It is important to have a good roof over your head. It protects you and your family from the chilling rain and snow. The last thing you want to deal with is an unreliable and leaky roof. It may be time to install a new roof. However, which type of roofing should you choose? Should you contact a metal roofing contractor or a shingle roofing contractor? In this video, you will see how metal roofing compares to shingle roofing.
Metal roofing is much more durable than shingles. This is especially true of Class 4 UL 2218 metal roofing which is guaranteed to have been proven and tested.
In fact, metal roofs will last two to three times longer than shingle roofs. They also are more durable in severe weather such as thunder storms than are shingles. Metal roofs are also surprisingly less heavy than shingles too.
Cost is an interesting factor to compare. Shingle roofs are significantly cheaper up front. However, metal roofs will be cheaper in the long-run thanks to less maintenance costs. Therefore, shingles are a good short-term option while metal roofing is a good long-term option.