SHINGLE OR METAL ROOFING: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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SHINGLE OR METAL ROOFING: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Considering a new roof? There are many questions that you must consider when making decisions for your new roof.

1. What is your budget?

2. What type of look do you prefer?

3. When do you plan to replace it again, what are your expectations on life cycle of the roof?

4. In what environment do you live and to what type of weather do you need roof protection?

5. Are you concerned with recyclability and energy efficiency?

Mighty Metal Roofing offers two different roofing options: metal roofs and shingle roofs. While both roofs offer superior protection over an extensive lifespan, many factors differentiate the two and will help you decide the best roof for you!

Variety

Both shingle and metal roofs offer a variety of options that allow you to customize your roof to suit your needs. Shingle roofs are manufactured in two main varieties: traditional asphalt shingles and fiberglass shingles. Also, there is a great range of weights, patterns, and sizes for every house. Metal roofs vary in terms of metals, coatings, styles, and shapes, which can be combined to create a unique roof to complement any house. We also offer metal shingles that look like traditional shingles but have the benefits of metal. HOA’s typically approve metal shingles in neighborhoods.

Aesthetic

Each roof type comes in a variety of colors; however, shingle roofs offer fewer varieties of bright colors. Shingle roofs remain a popular roof type and therefore fit in with almost every neighborhood. And fewer color options allow your new roof to remain consistent with other houses. The greater variety of colors available with metal roofs allow these roofs, as well as the house itself, to stand out amongst its neighbors.

Labor

The metal panels are lightweight and are installed in fewer pieces, however, it is important to hire a qualified metal roofing contractor or installer to prevent future problems and unnecessary damages. Shingle roof is much more popular and therefore shingle roof installers are much more abundant. While the shingle roof initially requires more labor and time to install, replacement and repairs need far less time and labor as they usually only involve a few or an individual shingle.

Longevity

Shingle roofs are more prone to damage since they disintegrate over time, either by inclement weather or by water damage in the form of mildew, algae, and mold. These damages decrease the lifespan of the roof to anywhere between 15 and 20 years. Metal roofs are less susceptible to damage and therefore have a lifespan range of 40 to 70 years.

Durability and Weather Resistance

Metal roofs are exceptionally durable and can withstand different conditions including wind, rain, snow, and ice, as well as extreme cold and heat. Metal roofs seal out water and are water-resistant; this means that they are less likely to rot or to grow moss or algae. While shingle roofs do provide a durable roof, they are more susceptible to water damage, as well as moss and algae growth. Additionally, individual shingles can be easily ripped off of the roof and require repairs or even replacement.

Cost

Cost is usually a significant factor when selecting a roof, however, it is important to consider short-term costs, as well as long-term. While the roof itself has a less expensive one-time cost, the lifespan is considerably shorter, and therefore, the entire roof will need to be replaced more often than its metal equivalent and so this one-time cost will be incurred more frequently. Additionally, the cost of repairs and replacements are less expensive, but these costs will arise more often. Metal roofs are an investment as the initial cost is higher. However, you will most likely not have to replace a metal roof in your lifetime and maintenance and repairs are minimal.

Energy Efficiency and Recyclability

Metal roofs are 100% recyclable, which means that not only can any extra material from the installation can be recycled, but so can the entire roofs once they have reached their life expectancy. Metal roofs can even be made with up to 40% recycled material! Energy-saving equipment can be easily mounted on metal roofs without damaging the roof itself. Metal roofs are also especially efficient at reducing energy consumption during the summer. While shingle roofs are not as easily recyclable, or at least not recycled as often, they have other energy-efficient qualities; these roofs are effective at holding in heat during the winter and therefore reduce the cost to you as the homeowner.

Repair

Metal roofs are less likely to need repairs because of their durability, however, when a repair is necessary, a large area of the roof, sometimes even an entire panel, must be replaced. This is unlike shingle roof repairs, which usually require only a single or a few shingles to be replaced; this reduces both labor and costs of repair. The longevity and durability of both roof types can be extended with sealants and coatings for extra protection and to avoid future repairs and replacements. If you hire an experienced metal roof contractor you should not have to worry about repairs unless the damage is the weather related which can not be controlled.

No matter which roof is right for you, Mighty Metal Roofing is qualified to install both metal and shingle roofs! And if you are unsure of which roof type to choose, we can provide a professional opinion to help you get the right roof for your needs!.

Why Mighty Metal Roofing is the Company for You!

Metal roofs are a lifetime investment and that can last up to 40+ years or more with minimal maintenance. However, hiring a professional, trusted roofing company is a must if you want your roof to be installed properly.

That’s why Memphis’ Mighty Metal Roofing is the one to choose. Our company is a locally-owned roofing company with over 25 years of metal roofing experience and a trusted Mid-South Roofing Contractor. We have a A+ rating with the Mid-South BBB. We are the Mid-South’s metal roofing experts. We provide free roof estimates and roof inspections along with a selection of finance options that best fit your budget.

Why wait to get a new roof?

Call Mighty Metal Roofing today at 901.443.ROOF (7663) so we can help your home move forward into the Spring season with a new Mighty Metal Roof.

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