Roofs can take various forms, colors and styles. But mainly their characteristics and features are derived from the material they are made of. Metal and asphalt roofing are two of the most popular and most reliable roof systems that you can find. If you are choosing between these two roofing options, here’s a quick guide from roof repair and replacement expert ATD Restoration to help you with your decision.
Asphalt roofing typically has a 15 to 30-year warranty. Generally, asphalt shingle roofing is one of the toughest roof systems that you can get. But you have to watch out for its susceptibility to ice dams, cracking, and temperature fluctuations.
Metal roofing, on the other hand, usually comes with a 30 to 50-year warranty. But depending on the quality of care it receives, this type of roofing can last even longer than its suggested life span. That said, you can rest assured that it is quite strong and durable. However, it may still come with a few vulnerabilities depending on the specific type of metal that you are going to use.
Metal roofs and asphalt shingles are available in a wide range of styles, finishes and colors. Asphalt shingle roofs, for instance, can mimic the traditional look of slate, wood shakes and tiles. Meanwhile, metal roofs feature a sleek and modern appeal that’s especially suitable for more contemporary and refined structures.
Both metal and asphalt roofing are easy to install and work with. Metal roofs especially are more straightforward since they do not require the removal of old roofing. For asphalt roofing, the old roof may need to be removed, and this can add time and labor costs.
ATD Restoration is one of the top roofing companies in the area. We carry out each job to the highest standard, ensuring value for your money. Call us at (864) 729-3970 (Greenville, SC) or (910) 218-2251 (Fayetteville, NC). You can also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.