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Metal roof vs Shingles – Answer the Great Roofing Debate!

Metal roof vs ShinglesWhen our customers consider the best roofing materials for their home, a common dilemma arises. Fortunately, it’s a good dilemma that has multiple solutions. If you too are trying to answer the great debate – metal roof vs shingles – Xterior LLC can help!

Metal Roof vs Shingles

Initially, let’s explore the benefits of each of the materials that will protect your home. Often, the most common and cost-effective covering is asphalt roofing. In the past, these materials had limited color options for customers. Now, hues abound.  In fact, they’re so diverse that you may began wondering which is the best asphalt shingle color for your home! Luckily, Xterior assists with that as well. When we sit down for your free estimate, we will suggest tints that flow best with your current scheme. Speaking of choices, asphalt shingles also come in a wide variety of shapes. Of course, we help with that too!

The average life-span of asphalt shingles is more than two decades.

Most importantly, asphalt shingles provide excellent protection for your home. When installed properly, architectural shingles with 6 nails can withstand winds up to 130 miles per hour.  At Xterior, we use only top-quality materials by the best brands. Together with Owens Corning, we stand behind our superior products and installation with Lifetime Material and Labor Warranties. As an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, we must meet their high standards for quality installation.

Debating Metal Roofing

Likewise, metal roofing offers similar options and more. Not only is it durable, it is also lightweight which means less strain on your home’s structure. Moreover, metal roofs stay in place in strong winds. In addition to being wind-resistant, they are fire-resistant as well. Also, they are not susceptible to damage from rot or insects. Therefore, your home remains protected in multiple scenarios.

Furthermore, they are environmentally-friendly.  For example, most of the metal that goes into the roof consists of recycled materials. Similarly, old metal roofs are 100% recyclable.  However, it will probably be awhile before you need to worry about that part. Notably, metal roofs can easily last more than 50 years.  In fact, copper and zinc may last as long as 100!

Additionally, metal roofing materials come in well over 20 colors. Plus, numerous style options are available. Choose from the look of slate, clay, cedar shake and even asphalt shingles. To maintain a cohesive look, standard designs are available in both exposed fastener styles as well as hidden fastener styles.

Cost of Materials

After debating metal roof vs shingles for their home, our customers often have another query. What can you expect to pay for shingles vs. a metal roof?  As stated above, shingles tend to cost less than metal. Although, the scope of your project and size of your home affects cost as well.  Keep in mind, metal roofs generally last longer so that is another important factor to weigh. They also increase your home’s resale value, since buyers know that metal roofs can last a lifetime.

Due to cost being an issue in many cases, we offer excellent financing and cost-saving options at Xterior LLC:

  • NO-Money-Down
  • 100% Financing
  • Interest as low as ZERO percent
  • Monthly investments starting at $58
  • Discounts to seniors, military families, first responders and teachers
  • Free quotes!

Finally, choosing the best materials and financing shouldn’t be the end of your considerations.  Ultimately, you need to find the best roofing company to install your asphalt or metal covering. With this in mind, our team works diligently to protect your home by the best means available. Plus, we provide written proof of insurance, contracts and warranties. If a contractor is not willing to provide this, it may be wise to move on. In fact, here are “10 things to ask a prospective roofing contractor checklist.”

Better yet, we don’t end our talent at roofing! We also provide vinyl siding, replacement windows, decks and fences. Today, give us a call for your free cost estimate at 336-329-3667!


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