For many years shingle roofing has been the most popular option for homeowners when it comes to the roofing on their homes. In fact, for many decades shingle roofing has been the goto choice for many home owners and continues to be the number one roofing material choice in Michigan and across the United States. There are many benefits of using shingle roofing in Howell Michigan which we’ll cover in more detail here in this post. If you’re on the fence when it comes to choosing a roofing materials, be sure to take a closer look at shingle roofing for your home.
The most popular roofing choice today is shingle roofing. The shingles used are typically made from fiberglass and asphalt. This roofing material has been around for a number of decades and continues to be the number one choice for roofing. Another roofing material that has recently started gaining a lot of traction is metal roofing. Metal roofing was typically used in commercial applications but many home owner have been getting this metal roofing for their home and it does look great on many homes. But is it the right choice for your home?
We’ll take a closer look at shingle roofing and metal roofing to help you better decide which should be installed during your roof replacement.
Metal roofs far surpass the standard shingle roofs in many ways. But one of the best ways is the sheer lifespan difference between the two. Shingles only last 35 years max, 50 if you go with architectural shingles. But metal roof lasts a minimum of 50 years, with many having lifetime warranties from the manufacturers. Because the materials for metal roofs are a single piece per slope, you can also remove them when you need to replace the rest of your roof, then reapply them on the new roof. This can mean never buying a roof covering again. The difference however will be the price of the roofing installation. You may pay a much higher price for the roofing that lasts longer no matter the materials.
Metal roofs are able to last so long in part because of their high durability. They can handle over 110 mile per hour winds, snow, rain, hail, and even handle lightning strikes better than any other material. Contrary to what you may think, metal roofs are no more likely to attract lightning than any other roof type. But when struck, the metal will not catch fire.
Roofs made of metal are going to provide you with a natural resistance to many threats that can occur to roofs. With metal coverings, you do not need to worry about algae, mildew, or mold growth. In addition to a resistance to fungi and growths, metal is also fire resistant and will not bruise, blister, or bubble like shingles. This makes metal roofs ideal for those who life in shaded areas, moist climates, or have a chimney they use regularly.
While you still need to perform some maintenance, metal roofs need much less than other materials. You need to keep your gutters clear, keep an eye out for loosening of the covering, and remove any debris that is sitting on your roof. You can easily remove debris with a snow rake because the prongs will not catch on any of the smooth, solid piece of material.
Metal is a naturally reflective surface, meaning that is reflects away UV rays and prevents heat absorption. This means that you aren’t going to have heat coming in through your roof and creating a humid environment. You are also less likely to have leaks because of the solid panel design, making it harder for air to pass in and out where it isn’t supposed to.
If you haven’t looked into metal roof options, you may think that they only come in the standard blue hue. But there are lots of color options available, making it easy for you to find something that will match your home’s aesthetic and enhance your curb appeal.
No matter what type of roofing you want for your home it’s always best to first get an estimate to determine the costs involved. Give us a call today at Livingston Roof Pros and we’ll provide a free quote for your new roof. Call today to learn more and get started on your roof replacement project.
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