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Asphalt Shingles vs Metal Roof: Which Type of Roofing Material is Better?

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Asphalt Shingles vs Metal Roof - Which is Better?

Are you trying to decide if you should stick with an asphalt roof or make the switch to a metal roof? Trying to figure out which roofing material is better?

You’re not alone. We at Holda Construction Roofing and Siding get asked about the difference between asphalt shingles vs metal roof and which roofing material is better all the time. 

The truth is, one isn’t better than the other.  It all boils down to the look you want and your budget.

To help you make the right decision for you, we came up with the main points to compare the two types of roofs. But before we get to the comparisons, you need to know a little about each of them.

Asphalt Roofing

The most common type of roof you see today is an asphalt roof.

There are three types of asphalt shingles:

Metal Roofing

The second most common roof after asphalt is metal roofing.

There are two types of metal roof systems: standing-seam and screw-down panels.

Main Differences Between Asphalt Shingles and Metal Roofing Materials

An asphalt roof is going to be more cost-effective and you get great warranty options, but it has a shorter lifespan and needs more maintenance.

A metal roof system is going to be more expensive, but lives longer and requires less maintenance. However, I would only recommend a standing-seam metal roof over a heated space such as your home or office.

Have More Questions About Roofing Materials?

Are you still struggling to make a decision? Do you just want to assure yourself that you’re choosing the right roof? If this sounds like you, don’t hesitate to call 847-847-2883, we can help.

The team at Holda Construction Roofing and Siding has been replacing traditional roofs in the Chicagoland area since 2000. We know what it takes to maximize the life of your roof and know a thing or two about roofing materials.  We offer a lifetime warranty on our workmanship and provide roofing services in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs.