Types of Roof Shingles – Is Metal or Asphalt Better for Your Home?
May 26, 2019
If you need a new roof, there are a few types of roof shingles you can consider. Here at Xterior LLC, we specialize in installing both asphalt and metal roofs. Which is best for your home? Let’s go over the pros and cons of each.
Advantages of Asphalt Roofs
Asphalt is the traditional material most people use for their roofs. Because this is an affordable option, you can get a new roof without breaking the bank. In addition, asphalt is an easy-to-install material, which means installation is faster. Even if your roof is oddly-shaped, it is easy to apply asphalt shingles.
Although asphalt is a less expensive roofing option, it is also long-lasting. A properly installed asphalt roof should last two or more decades. At Xterior LLC, we guarantee our work, so you never have to worry about leaks. Our warranty protects your new roof, so you don’t have to stress about issues. We are fully-insured contractors with more than 45 years of combined experience in the home improvement business in NC. There are always new techniques to make your roof last longer without leaking. Many roofers do not learn about new materials and methods. Thus, your choice of roofing contractors is critical to protecting your home’s structure. When we install your new roof, we use starter shingles to create a secure seal. Then, we use hip and ridge shingles to create a clean appearance with and aesthetically pleasing line. Our goal is to create a beautiful roof that also protects your home.
Also, keep in mind that asphalt roofing comes in many colors and styles. In other words, you don’t have to choose black or gray square shingles. We are Owens Corning Preferred Contractors, which means we use only top-quality materials. That means we offer some of the best manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranties in the business. One of our representatives can show you all of your color and style options available with asphalt shingles. As a result, the appearance of the roof can perfectly match and enhance your home.
Learn more about asphalt roof installation here.
Benefits of Metal Roofs
As opposed to asphalt, metal roofs are slightly less traditional for homes. However, today’s metal roof materials are varied in color and style. You have more options than just sheets of brown or silver colored metal! In fact, you can even get roofing material that looks like other kinds of roofing such as clay or cedar. You can pick the appearance that looks best for your home.
Metal roofing is more expensive upfront. That said, it is probably the last roof you’ll ever need to buy for your home. When installed correctly, these roofs can last over 50 years. They are extremely resistant to extreme weather and high winds. Additionally, this material is a very low-maintenance option. We use high-quality vent boots and silicone gaskets to protect against leaks over time. Also, we seal metal roofs with closure strips. This is something that many contractors don’t do, but our breathable foam closure strips prevent moisture and pest problems. In the case of high winds, these closure strips also prevent roof panels from blowing off your house.
Learn more about metal roofs here.
Affordability of Different Types of Roof Shingles with Financing
No matter what types of roof shingles you are considering, we can help you find an affordable option. We work with many different budgets and can even provide financing. Our financing team can help find the best payment option for your situation. We want you to have the roof you need, without waiting. It’s also important to us that you have a payment plan that you can afford. For qualified homeowners, we even have no-money-down loans and 0% interest repayment options. In addition, we are proud to offer discounts to military families, seniors, teachers and first responders. Contact our financing department today to learn more about budgeting for a new roof.
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