Many people don’t understand the impact that the right type of roof can have on the energy efficiency of your home. Your roof can determine how well your home handles the heat of the summer as well as the cold nights the winter brings. It begs the question, which is better, asphalt or metal roofs? Nickerson Roofing is here to talk about some of the pluses that come with both of them as well as some of the downfalls to both of them.
Advantages & Disadvantages of Asphalt Shingles
You can deny that asphalt shingles are the top choice among homeowners when it comes to their roof. There are a few reasons why this is the case. Here are the pros and cons that come with choosing asphalt shingles.
– Pros: They last 15-30 years before you need to replace them and are quite quick to install. The average home will only take 1-2 days to re-roof using asphalt shingles. You can also get asphalt shingles in a variety of colors which can have an impact on the way your home looks.
– Cons: If installation isn’t done right, you can run into several problems with asphalt shingles including an uneven roof, stains, leaking and more. When there are large weather fluctuations in your area, expanding and contracting takes place which can crack asphalt shingles and cause damage as well. Another thing to consider is that they aren’t exactly eco-friendly as their production create carbon emissions during manufacturing.
Pros & Cons of Metal Roofs
Metal roofs are starting to gain traction as more and more people see how beneficial they can be. Just like anything else, while they have many pros, there are also cons to metal roofs that you should be aware of when choosing which type of roof is best for your home.
– Pros: You can plan a metal roof lasting more than twice as long as asphalt shingles. Most people can get 50+ years out of their metal roof. Metal roofs are also extremely energy efficient as they reflect heat from their surface and keep it out of your home. More considerations include their fire resistance and the fact that they are made of at least 25% recycled materials.
– Cons: One of the biggest cons that come with metal roofs is the fact that they can get dented if you live in an area that get hail regularly. They are also more expensive that asphalt shingles, but you should remember that they will last considerably longer. And lastly, they do take longer to install on your home.
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It doesn’t matter what type of roof you have decided is best for your home, you can count on the roofing contractors at Nickerson Roofing to install your new roof properly so you can maximize the years you get out of it. We will make sure your roof is installed with precision. Call us today!