Asphalt Shingle Roofing vs. Metal Roofing: Which Is Right For You?


Installing a new roof is a major investment. You’ll have many important decisions to make throughout this process. One of your first important decisions is selecting the right roofing material for your needs. You’ll want to factor in different aspects such as price, durability, longevity, and appearance. When it comes to residential roofing, the most popular options include asphalt shingle roofing and metal roofing.

When determining which material is right for you, there are a few aspects to consider.


No matter what type of roofing you select, it is a major investment. However, prices due range significantly depending on the material you choose. When it comes to affordability, asphalt shingles tend to be the best choice. They tend to cost the least when compared to other materials, yet don’t lack quality.

Metal roofing tends to be more expensive, especially when compared to the lower rates of asphalt shingle options. However, there are other factors to consider than just the price tag. While metal roofing may be more expensive up front, it is also designed to be extremely durable and will last a substantially longer time than asphalt shingle roofing.


Both asphalt shingles and metal roofing can boast quality durability, but metal roofing does have the edge over asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are durable, but shingles can be damaged or lost due to severe storms or a hard impact. Metal roofing is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions such as high winds, heavy snow, and sun exposure. Metal is also fire-repellent, adding another layer of safety to the home.


Asphalt shingles have an expected lifespan of 15-30 years. How long your asphalt shingles last can vary depending on the quality of the installation and the commitment to regular maintenance. Shingles can become loose or damaged. It is important to replace these shingles to prevent water damage to the home. Asphalt shingles can also be susceptible to mold or fungi in highly humid areas if not properly cared for.

Metal roofing boasts the best in longevity and quality for residential roofing. Metal roofing can last a lifetime, up to 70 years. While metal roofing may cost more initially, with proper care, you may never need to replace your roofing.

Appearance and Style

You want to love the look and feel of your home. Your exterior creates a lasting impression on anyone passing by. Regarding variety, both asphalt shingles and metal roofing provides numerous options. Both can appear like other materials, such as wood or tile and are available in various colors.

Which One is Right for Me?

When it comes down to making a final decision, it truly comes down to personal preference. Both asphalt single and metal roofing can provide lasting protection and comfort for your home. You’ll need to decide your price point and desired advantages. If you can’t decide, turn to the professionals. With our experience and expertise in the field, we can help you decide what material best fits your unique needs. Contact us today!  

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