Are Metal Roofs Better Than Shingle Roofs?


When it comes to roofing materials, asphalt shingles are still the prevalent option, but metal is rising in popularity with homeowners. Why? Are metal roofs better? Below, we’ve looked at both sides of the argument.

Are Metal Roofs Better than Shingle Roofs

Making the Case for Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingles have long been the most common residential roofing material, largely due to their appearance and affordability. Shingles come in a variety of colors and textures, and some even resemble wood, which can add unique character to your home. Asphalt shingles are the traditional option for suburban areas, so if you live in the suburbs, choosing them will give your home uniformity with others in your neighborhood. Additionally, shingles are usually more cost-effective than other types of roofing as both the materials and installation tend to cost less.

Making the Case for Metal Roofs

Metal roofs have been used for centuries because of their durability and longevity. The metal is lightweight, water-resistant, and can withstand harsh elements. Because of that, switching to a metal roof can lower your homeowners’ insurance by up to 35%. Such durability is what makes these roofs last 40-70 years, as opposed to the 15-20 years that standard asphalt shingles last. Metal roofing materials also come in a wide variety of colors and styles, allowing you enough options to find a look to complement your home’s exterior. Metal roofs usually yield a higher return on your investment than asphalt roofs as their energy efficiency, longevity, and weather-resistance are all big draws to buyers. Plus, metal roofs are typically made from recyclable materials, making them a more eco-friendly option.

Roofing with Frey Construction

Frey Construction can help with any of your roofing projects, whether you’re looking for metal or asphalt materials. Regardless of which one you choose, our plan is to install the last roof you will ever need for your home. Our steel roofing specifically – made from 24-gauge steel – is guaranteed to last the lifetime of your home, and it has a double-lock system that will protect your roof from leaks and damage.

For more information on our metal roofing and other options, contact Frey Construction today for a free consultation.