It used to be a pretty clear debate when it came to deciding between metal roofing or shingles. Go with shingles if you want affordability and go with metal if you want longevity. Of course, the metal is costlier, but you could end up about even if you’re planning on staying in the home long enough that another set of shingles would be needed.
With the newer shingle products and systems available today, the waters have become a bit murkier. Specialty roofing shingles can afford many of the same benefits of metal roofing yet fall between the price of the standard shingle and the metal roof, making a nice compromise for many homeowners. Many systems utilizing these specialty roofing shingles have far longer warranties as well, so they bear looking into if you are interested an option that gives you the benefits of both shingles and metal roofing.
The key to going with either one is quality installation workmanship. Metal roofing, in particular, can yield substandard results if not installed properly and negate the longevity factor you may be shooting for. In fact, with both types, the manufacturer often will not respond positively to a claim if it can be shown the installation was not in adherence with their requirements.
Personal preference can easily factor into the decision between specialty roofing shingles or a metal roof. Obviously, they have totally different appearances and one may look better with your home’s style.
Here at Apex Restoration & Roofing, we have decades of experience and a dedication to helping our customers make a decision that they will love for years to come. Our outstanding quality and expertise comes with a two-year labor and installation warranty to give you peace of mind that the workmanship is at its best. Contact us today to learn more about our certifications and the specialty roofing shingles and metal roofing options we offer.