How do you find out well as promised here are six of the first questions you should ask yourself before choosing shingle versus metal for your roof? Check the video below to know about it.
Video Transcript: Choosing what type of roof you put on your home or building is an important decision because you want to protect what matters most you for years to come. Today we talk about shingle roofing and metal roofing and discuss the differences in terms of cost longevity options and more. What’s up guys I’m Thad Barnett today we are comparing shingle roofing and metal roofing we’ve got ten categories to look at from durability to ease of maintenance. We’ll go down the list talk about the differences and pick a winner for each one all the information. We’ll be talking about today is in the video description follow the link to download a helpful comparison guide and make sure to stay to the end of the video where i’ll give you 6 questions to ask yourself.
Before deciding shingle verses metal for your roof alright let’s jump into our first category first up durability when it comes to shingles. Obviously I can just rip these apart like this and I definitely can’t do that with a metal panel so how does that translate to a roof well if you get a metal roofing system that is class four ul rated. You have the assurance of a proven and tested system that’s extremely durable I want to have to give this one to metal next up is longevity your environment will dictate how long any roofing system can and will last. Asphalt shingles are said lasts around 20 years but that number can drop a ton in harsh or weather conditions. Metal roofing is engineered to last 50 plus years in the right environment and on average a metal roof will last two to three times longer than an asphalt shingle. Roof metal takes this one how about wait it’s a common misconception that metal roofs are extremely heavy but they actually weigh about 50% less than an asphalt shingle system the average 24 gauge standing seam. Metal roof weighs roughly between and pounds per square foot Green benefits 100% of the metal panels on a roof are recyclable because shingles are asphalt based it makes it harder to fully recycle a single in addition a percentage of the material used to make. Metal panels are already recycled material sometimes up to 90% shingles also absorb and retain more heat than cool metal roofing panels especially ones with highly reflective pigments leading to energy savings in the long run.
For homes with metal roofing cost effectiveness shingles are significantly less expensive than metal roofing when it comes to upfront costs especially standing seam. Metal roofing on the other hand because a metal roof can outlast a shingle roof the long-term cost is less because you don’t have as many roof replacements in a given time period ease of installation. Shingles require less time skill and labor for installation and replacement. Easy shingles installer availability shingles win this category because there are more installers available due to the easier installation requirements severe weather performance more and more. Metal roofs are being installed in areas with frequent extreme weather events like Florida reason being metal roofs are tested and proven to be able to withstand strong winds driving rain ice hail high heat and heavy.
Snow metal wins this one color options if you’re looking for a variety of colors to choose from for your roof including bright colors vivid colors earth tones and even special effects colors. Metal can’t be beat last up maintenance this category can vary based on your roofs environment but for both roof types you’re gonna want to remove any debris from your roof. From metal roofing that generally means checking your roof once or twice a year or after heavy storms and removing that debris for asphalt shingles you may need to replace a grouping of shingles that got damaged by hail, wind or that debris which could potentially happen more often than a metal roof due to metal superior durability metal winds the last one now for me. I’m a visual learner so all the data we’ve talked about today is available in a helpful comparison guide which you can download in the description of this video so be sure to check that out so shingle and metal roof and both have their pros and cons as you can see and either might be right for you depending on your situation.
How do you find out well as promised here are six of the first questions you should ask yourself before choosing shingle versus metal for your roof. Number one how much money am i comfortable spending on a roof. Number two how important to me is using recycled or recyclable materials. Number three do I live in an environment that could face severe weather events. Number four how much searching for roofing contractors am I willing to do. Number five do I want a bright vibrant color or more of a gray tone. And number six does my HOA restrict different roofing types these questions should give you a good starting point on which roofing type you should choose. If you’re not willing to spend as much money upfront maybe shingles are the best option if you live in. An extreme weather environment maybe metal roofing is the best option for you either way. I hope the information in this video helps you make the right decision if you want to watch more comparison videos like this and tons of other videos covering metal roofing subscribe here to the metal roofing channel.