Asphalt Shingles vs. Metal Roofs

Asphalt shingles are the most common material for residential roofing systems in this country, and have been for well over 100 years. They are affordable and easy to produce, and they provide a relatively durable roofing material that can be easily replaced. They are lightweight, which makes them ideal for a wide range of buildings, but they aren’t durable against physical damage from hail or wind-driven debris, and strong rain can penetrate the shingles and cause your roof decking to begin to rot. In recent years, there have been advancements in roofing systems that have given rise to a wide range of materials and styles. Metal roofs are gaining traction with residential properties, because they offer a number of benefits that just aren’t possible with asphalt shingles or other roofing systems. Lets’ explore some of the differences between metal roofs and asphalt shingles, and if you need roofing repair or restoration, give Robert’s Complete Restoration a call at

Metal RoofsAsphalt roofs may require roofing repair more often than metal roofs, but are much more affordable

Metal roofs are remarkably durable, and they come in a wide range of colors and styles. They provide a unique aesthetic appeal that other roofing systems won’t provide, and they combine these visual appeals with functionality and durability that can put you and your family to rest during heavy rain, wind, snow, or hail. Metal roofing systems are safe in lightning storms, contrary to popular belief, and they don’t increase the noise level inside your home. As durable as these systems are, they may require repair or replacement in time, although metal roofs have a working life expectancy of 50 years or more! These roofs are significantly more expensive than other roofing materials, however, and the additional weight of metal means they are only suitable on certain buildings.

Asphalt Roofs

Asphalt roofs aren’t as durable or flexible in their visual appearance, but they are much more affordable and easy to replace. In either case, Robert’s Complete Restoration can help repair your roofing system after it has been damaged in a storm, and we will gladly negotiate with insurance companies to get you the most money possible on your claim!