Bergen County Roofing: Article About Metal Vs Shingle Roof

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Homeowners may find themselves overwhelmed at the number of options available when it comes time to decide on the material for a reroofing project. Metal roofs and asphalt shingle roofs are both very attractive and popular residential roofing options. Several factors weigh on the decision about which roofing material is best for a particular roof. Among other things, homeowners must consider the pitch of the roof, specific environmental conditions, desired durability and overall appearance. Bergen County roofing professionals are always available to assist homeowners in important decisions regarding their new roof.

There is a lot to consider when deciding between metal and asphalt shingle roofing. Many property owners have misconceptions about metal roofing; many view it as an option only for industrial or commercial roofing applications. This is simply not true. In fact, contemporary metal roofing can be used on any style of home. Today, metal roofing is available in steel, aluminum, tin or copper options. Metal roofing does not always appear like a solid flat sheet of metal. It can mimic the shape and color of other types of roofing material such as wood shingles or slate.

There are many other advantages to a metal roof. All metal roofs are extremely durable. With very little maintenance, they can be expected to last upwards of 50 or 60 years. They can also take a beating and hold up very well in extreme weather conditions.

The expert roofers at All Professional Remodeling in Bergen County NJ can assist you with any questions regarding roofing, siding or windows.

Metal roofs provide the best protection against water penetration into the home. The conductive properties of a metal roof often lower heating and cooling costs as well, and some homeowners insurance companies even offer a discount for homes with metal roofs.

Asphalt shingle roofs also have advantages that make them an attractive alternative. Asphalt shingles comes in many varieties with unique colors, shapes and sizes to choose from. They also come in a three dimensional form known as architectural shingles. Asphalt shingles are the most popular option among residential homeowners. They are relatively fire resistant and easy to repair. Although shingle roofs cost about a third of metal roofing, they are not as durable and last between 15 and 20 years. In the long run, this means the cost of both metal and shingle roofing is comparable.

The many types of asphalt shingle available on the market today and the relative cheap cost of asphalt shingle roofing makes it a viable option for many homeowners. Metal roofing, on the other hand, provides extreme durability and protection for the money. Both options are great for almost any style of residential roof. Homeowners who are having a difficult time choosing a roofing material are encouraged to contact a roofing professional.

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