Roofing projects are major investments that all homeowners should take seriously. With a variety of choices in terms of styles, designs and materials, it helps if you have a basic knowledge of what each choice can do for your roof and your home. When it comes to materials, two choices stand out the most.
In this article, JTI Roofing weighs the pros and cons of metal roofing systems and asphalt shingles, two of the most widely used roofing materials throughout the country.
Pros of Metal Roofing
Metal roofs are highly durable. According to the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), most of the high-quality metal roofs are able to withstand gusts of wind over 140 mph. On top of being almost virtually maintenance-free and resistant to moisture and debris impact damage, this particular roofing material is also classified as Class A in terms of fire rating. Metal roofs are so resilient that Monroe County, Florida considered them the mandatory roof replacement choice in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Cons of Metal Roofing
The biggest setback of metal roofing is its steep upfront cost. Adding special roof coating finishes can jack up the price even higher, but most roofers would agree that the advantages far outweigh the cons.
Pros of Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are perhaps the most versatile and visually appealing roofing options on the market due to the wide range of color and texture options that they come in. It’s also one of the most affordable roofing materials available with both a lower labor and material cost than most roofing systems.
Cons of Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingle roofs only last about 15 to 20 years. They can also be heavier and a bit more difficult to install.
Regardless of your roofing preference, you can count on JTI Roofing to deliver excellent products and services. We’re one of Florida’s leading residential and commercial roofing contractors for a reason. Call us today at