Both metal and asphalt shingles are popular choices for any modern roofing system. To help you choose, here’s a quick comparison from the experts at D & M Roofing.
Aluminum and Steel Metal Roofs
Metal roofs are extremely durable and long-lasting. In fact, they can stand up to most severe and extreme weather events, so they come with 30- to 50-year warranties and even outlast roofs with lifespans of 40 to 70 years. The material also doesn’t get affected by fungus and moss, and it helps to deter pests. Metal roofing is also increasingly becoming a more popular choice, especially as more aesthetic options become available. There are even metal panels that imitate the appearance of materials, like slate, tile and asphalt.
Aluminum metal roofing, in particular, has high resistance against fire and heat, which helps it deal with thermal cycling. Any professional roofing contractor would recommend this material since It has excellent durability and only requires minimal maintenance. Old aluminum metal roofs are recycled and can still be used in future roofing projects or in other applications.
Asphalt Shingle Roofs
There’s no doubt that asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material available today. They’re low-cost while providing a traditional, timeless design that complements a range of home styles since they come in a whole range of colors and textures. With a fiberglass core or matting, an asphalt coating and a ceramic or stone granule surface, asphalt shingles also boast durability.
One of the most common types of asphalt shingles are the standard three-tab, but architectural and laminated asphalt shingles are also slowly gaining popularity as they’re becoming more available to homeowners. Asphalt shingles are also relatively easy to install; they’re usually done in a day or two. Repairs are also not as complicated as other roofing materials.
When you’re looking for a professional in roof repair and replacement, there’s only one roofing company in the area who can get the job done. Call D & M Roofing today at (330) 852-3800 or fill out our convenient online request form. We serve Akron, Canton and surrounding OH areas.