The longevity and overall performance of your new roofing system will depend on the material it uses. And given how there are plenty of options available today, choosing can be overwhelming. You can’t go wrong with either an asphalt shingle or metal roof, however. Both offer excellent features that make them a worthy investment. Triangle Home Exteriors, one of the area’s trusted home exterior remodeling companies, shares a quick comparison.
Both asphalt shingle and metal roofing helps increase your home’s curb appeal–but in slightly different ways. Asphalt shingles, for instance, match better with traditional home styles, such as Colonial, Craftsman, Queen Anne and Farmhouse. Metal roofing, on the other hand, is a staple in Contemporary and Modernist homes. Customization, however, is never a problem with the two options. They are both available in a variety of colors and designs so you can beautifully match the roof with your home’s exterior palette.
Asphalt shingles are coated with protective mineral granules that help them head off the harshest elements. Metal roofing can also provide exceptional weather protection, but at a slightly better rate than asphalt shingles. To get the most of their lifespan and performance, make sure to work with a premier roof replacement contractor like Triangle Home Exteriors for their installation and maintenance.
Metal roofing can last up to 50 years when installed and maintained properly. Although asphalt shingles have a shorter lifespan of up to 25 years, they are easier to install, repair, and maintain compared to metal. Both come with extensive warranty coverage that adds an extra layer of protection to your investment.
On Energy Efficiency
Some asphalt shingles come with advanced cooling technology that helps prevent attic heat buildup, which in turn, allows for a cooler indoor environment. Metal roofing does the same with its inherent reflective properties (that are further augmented with a light roof color) that block solar heat radiation and help keep your home cool and comfortable. Both allow for lower energy bills.
Triangle Home Exteriors is not only your reliable siding contractors–we can also handle your roofing needs. Expect only a smooth and stress-free experience when you choose us for your project. We serve Durham, NC and the nearby areas. Call us today at (919) 615-1101 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.