Residential Roofing Solutions
Metal Roofing or Shingle Roofing
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Nick Robbins

Each and every day select homeowners have to make a very tough decision;
Metal Roofing or Shingle Roofing for the next roof on their home?

By Nick Robbins
Owner-Residential Roofing Solutions of Collierville, TN

Usually, the homeowner has an issue that has drawn attention to the current state of the existing roof system. Perhaps there has been persistent leaking over time in various areas or there is obvious visual deterioration of the existing shingles. There is also the possibility that a significant weather event has recently come through the area causing significant damage to the roof system. Whatever the issue may be, the question has now surfaced. Residential Roofing Solutions of Collierville is a supplier of metal roofing and shingle roofing products. Therefore, we take an unbiased approach to this question and try and pair the homeowner with the perfect roofing system that meets their current needs based on product interest and budgetary constraints.

Metal roofing began gaining fame in the country and outlying areas and was more commonly referred to as Tin Roofing. That is not the case any longer. Metal Roofing has undergone many product improvements over the past 25 years. Metal roofing has moved in to our towns and neighborhoods and is quickly becoming a standard inclusion in most new designs. As you drive around you will see it either on the entire roof system or as an accent on wrap around porches and decks. This is due to a few major factors.

  • Metal Roofing has the best available warranties in the residential roofing market. Metal Roofs often outlast the home or the homeowners and are backed by the manufacturer for 40 years or even longer.
  • Metal Roofing is Eco Friendly and can often be installed without removing the existing shingles. This leads to reduction in landfill waste. Metal Roofing is made from recycled steel and is a Recyclable product.
  • Metal Roofing out performs other types of roofing in significant weather events, which can often lead to insurance rate reductions.

As you can see, metal roofing can be an outstanding choice for many homeowners. All of these awesome benefits do come at an additional cost. Metal Roofing tends to cost between two and three times that of a standard shingle roofing system. However, when you consider that you will likely never have the burden of replacing a metal roof in your lifetime, the cost over time is less expensive than a shingle roofing system. There is also that added benefit of being more energy efficient. Metal roofing is highly reflective and tends to lower the cost of cooling your home.

In many cases asphalt shingle roofing is the best solution for a homeowner in the market for a new roofing system. Shingle roofing systems are still widely considered to be the standard in home construction. Many neighborhoods have homeowner’s associations that regulate what is allowable within a given area. Shingle roofing is also a lot more affordable and offers varying levels of roofing products, which allows the homeowner to find the best product for their personal budget.

  • Shingle Roofing is the economical choice for many homeowners
  • Shingle Roofing Systems come with outstanding manufacturers warranties ranging from 20-30 years. Some products even offer limited lifetime warranties
  • Shingle Roofing Systems are easy to repair when minor damage occurs due to mild storm events

Regardless of whether the homeowner chooses metal roofing or shingle roofing there is a quality roofing product that will be the perfect fit for their budget and needs.  It is important to keep in mind that a roof system is only as good as the team that performs the installation.

If you find yourself in this predicament, please call the roofing experts at Residential Roofing Solutions of Collierville to schedule an appointment to discuss in greater detail.

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