Metal vs. Shingle

By Stacy Mellete

Metal roofing is making the “green” grade across the United States. Homeowners recognize that metal roofing is an environmentally responsible choice. Energy-saving innovations continue to develop in metal roofing systems, including “cool” finishes and day lighting technologies.

Metal roofs reflect the sun, reducing the amount of heat penetrating the home. A reflective metal roof can reduce cooling demand by 10 to 15 percent and can save up to 25 percent in energy costs compared to a dark gray asphalt shingled roof. Plus, some are made from recycled materials and all can be 100 percent recycled at the end of their useful life.

Though metal roofs cost anywhere from one-and-a-half to three times the amount of an asphalt shingled roof, they’ll most often pay for themselves over time.

Most can last 100 years or longer and come with at least a 30-year warranty. Traditional asphalt shingles by comparison, generally last between 10 to 20 years. The paint finishes are very durable and very resistant to fading and will retain their color for decades.

It all adds up to making the extra investment of a metal roof terrific value for anyone who cares about the longevity, appearance and performance of the roof they’re buying. It only takes a little research to learn why so many people are choosing metal as their next roofing purchase.

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Your roof has an important job to do to keep your home dry, but it can also be an impressive home feature.


Our stone coated steel roofing system is available in a wide range of styles including Tile, Shake, Slate, and Shingle, and in a variety of colors. We’ll help you to choose one that will fit your home’s style and your budget.


As the most-used roofing type across North America, asphalt strikes a balance between price and durability, with a life expectancy of up to 20. Shingles are available for those who want affordable, genuine slate roofing.


Tile roofs offer unparalleled value when cost per year of use is factored in. While upfront costs are higher, customers who choose a clay or concrete tile roof will enjoy the aesthetics and quality for a lifetime.


Metal roofs today come in a wide array of colors and finishes. Innovations in metal roofing technology have significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs.

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TPO can be installed to any scale with some of the world’s largest building utilizing TPO roofing systems – it comes in strips typically 8ft 10ft and 12ft wide that are heat welded on site.

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