Metal roofs are quickly becoming one of the most popular roofing materials available on the market today. Their modern styling and eco-friendly composition make them extremely attractive to homeowners who currently have a shingle roof. Should you replace your current shingle roof with metal? 

If you are planning on installing a new roof soon, there are several advantages of each to take into consideration. We’re going to help you weigh the advantages of both and determine which is best for you and your home.

Advantages of Metal Roofing

  • Long Lifespan – Metal roofs have a lifespan over 50 years when professionally installed and properly maintained. They are designed to withstand the Arizona climate and create an impervious layer against high winds and rain. To compare, asphalt shingle roofs typically have a lifespan around 30 years. 
  • Keeps House Cool – The East Valley sees temperatures well over 110 degrees during the summer time. Keeping a house cool during these times can be quite challenging. Luckily, metal does not absorb heat and can help keep interior temperature down. Additionally, your air conditioning system should not need to run as often, saving you a bit on electricity. 
  • Minimal Maintenance – Metal is an incredibly strong material that can withstand the extreme temperatures of Arizona. Metal roofing will keep its shape when temps reach over 100 degrees and won’t contract during the winter months. Unlike asphalt shingles, metal roofs do not easily crack or curl. Therefore, replacement and maintenance of the metal pieces is kept to a minimum. 
  • Design Opportunities Are Endless – Metal roofs can be designed to match any style. When choosing a metal roof, you have the opportunity to select a color that will compliment the rest of your home and landscape. Additionally, metal can be constructed in a variety of shapes, even to simulate shingles, tile, or slates.

Advantages of Asphalt Shingle Roofing

  • Afforable – Asphalt shingle are the most popular roofing material and likely because they are the most affordable. Also, when properly installed and maintained, a shingle roof can last up to 30 years in Arizona. While shingle roofs may not last as long as metal, they are more cost-effective to replace. 
  • Quick Installation – The simplicity and flexibility of asphalt shingles make them easy to install. Shingles come in small sectioned pieces and when installing them on a roof, they can easily bee manipulated to fit an area. This also makes repairs on a shingle roof faster than most other roofing materials. 
  • Compatible With Most Roof Types – If your home has a steep slope or the structure of your roof is very complex, asphalt shingles might be your best option for a new roof. Because of their flexibility and small pieces, they are easily manipulated to fit the space. No matter the shape of your roof, a professional roofing company will easily be able to install a shingle roof in a short amount of time.

Consult A Professional

Once you have taken into consideration the advantages of each type of roofing material, you will want to consult with a roofer. They will not only help you with the comparison, but they will also give you an estimate on how much replacing your roof might cost. Remember, shingle roofs are often roofed over and metal can be laid on top of shingle. A roof tear off and replacement will cost a little extra. 

Regardless of which material you choose for you new roof, contact your local roofer. If you are located in the East Valley, Craven Construction is your trusted roofing expert. We bring nearly two decades of roofing experience to each and every job. Our team is licensed and insured for an added peace of mind and you can trust we will get the job done right. Contact our office to schedule your FREE estimate today!

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About Craven Construction

Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over two decades of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.

Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.