A new roof is an investment in your home. If you’re planning on staying in that home for a long time, you may wonder about the benefits of metal roofing over asphalt shingles. Although both, when properly installed, will protect your home from the elements, there are many benefits metal roofing offers that asphalt shingles don’t.
Asphalt shingles come in two categories, 3-tab and architectural shingles. Architectural shingles will last anywhere from 15 – 25 years depending on the brand, home and maintenance. Three-tab can last as long as 20 years with good maintenance, but rarely does. One of the biggest benefits of metal roofing is that it will last up to 50 years and requires less maintenance over its life than any type of asphalt shingle. Although metal roofing has a higher initial cost, you will spend considerably less on it over the 50-year life cycle than you would on multiple asphalt shingle roofs.
You can find both materials that have ENERGY STAR® ratings which means they will save you on your heating and cooling. However, metal roofing will provide greater savings in most instances. Metal roofing absorbs more heat in cooler temperatures and reflect it in hotter temperatures. Mount solar panels to metal roofing is easy if that’s of interest now or in the future.
Other Benefits of Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is environmentally friendly. It’s recyclable both after you’re done using it and the scrap not used during your installation. Plus, it’s often made of at least partially recycled aluminum. You may find that you receive a discount on your homeowner’s insurance because of its hail, wind and fire-resistant properties. In addition to these benefits, it also may increase your property value in the event you do end up selling your home.
Call Mobley Brothers for Your Free Estimate
We offer free estimates on all roof replacements. Our offices in Lebanon and Knoxville serve both middle and east Tennessee with exceptional roofing services and are both A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau. Call us today at (615) 645-4500 or (865) 248-2772 to schedule your free estimate.