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Metal Vs. Shingles

Round 1 - Which will withstand weather and last longer?

Round 1 Metal comes out in round 1 with a furious punch: A High quality metal roof will likely be the last roof you'll ever need. Resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, metal roofing systems can also withstand extreme weather conditions including heavy snow loads, hail storms and wildfires. In comparison, a composition shingle roof generally lasts 15-30 years (if you're lucky).

Round 1 - Metal

Round 2 - Which costs more?

Round 2 Shingles bounce back in this category and make a fair fight out of this battle. Although in the past shingle roofs have been considered quite a bit cheaper than metal roofs, nowadays you can purchase a metal roof for roughly the same price as a shingle roof.

Round 2 - Tie

Round 3 - Which is easier to install?

Round 3 This is definitely a matter of opinion. Although some metal roofing applications can take more skill than a shingle roof, most contractors prefer to install metal roofing. It goes on much quicker and is more lightweight - leaving your contractor and your house feeling much better at the end of the day.

Round 3 - Metal

Which is more energy efficient?

Round 4 This bout is starting to become one-sided. Asphalt shingles contribute to an estimated 20 billion pounds of waste to U.S. landfills annually, whereas metal roofs can often be installed over an existing roof eliminating the cost and eco-impact of a tear-off and disposal. Many residential metal roofs now utilize reflective pigment technology resulting in overall home energy efficiency and lower utility bills. In addition Metal roofing is made up of 30-60% recycled material.

Round 4 - Metal

Winner by T.K.O. (Total Knock Out) - Metal Roofing!!