Today, most U.S. homes have asphalt shingle roofs – made from an inferior roofing material that provides them with only temporary protection. In as few as 15 years, asphalt shingle roofs fail and must be replaced.
Because of high oil prices, there is little cost difference between asphalt shingles and metal roofing systems. Asphalt derives from petroleum, so as oil prices rise, the material cost different between metal and asphalt shingles narrows. Additionally, metal roofs have many more innovative features that save homeowners money long after the initial purchase. When you factor in the long lifecycle of metal compared to asphalt shingles, homeowners are beginning to understand the true value that metal roofing brings to a home. This is a major reason why metal is the fastest growing category of roofing in the U.S.
Here are just some of the advantages that metal roofs have over asphalt shingle roofs: