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What is Better: Metal Roofing VS. Asphalt Shingles?

metal roofing madison wiMany homeowners don’t realize the importance a good roof has on the quality of their home. Because it is so far up, it is hard to realize you need repairs or maintenance unless it is too late and a leak has sprung. There are two major types of residential roofing options available, metal roofing and asphalt shingle roofs.

What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of Metal Roofing or Asphalt Shingle Roofing?


When you invest your hard earned money on a roof, you want to make sure it is durable and lasts! Metal roofing can last a lifetime, and comes with a 30 to 50-year manufacturer warranty, whereas shingles require re-roofing every 20 years. So when you invest in metal roofing, you will not need to worry about reoccurring roof repairs!

Additionally, if your shingle roof is over 20 years old it is more likely to lose its waterproofing and will become damaged in a harsh rain storm, or during the winter when ice and snow accumulates. In order to prevent this, invest in a roof coating — it’ll add 25 years to the service life of your roof.


There are many advantages of metal roofing when it comes to cost effectiveness. A metal roof can save up to 25{7e6cc862935509cf03392ffa9b415296648e98511f0177e60c26410ea0a1794b} in energy costs compared to dark asphalt shingles, as the metal keeps your home cooler. Also, when you install your roof with appropriate attic insulation, you will be able to save between 10 to 50{7e6cc862935509cf03392ffa9b415296648e98511f0177e60c26410ea0a1794b} on your cooling bills, and prevent the formation of ice dams.

Fights Against the Snow

Living in a place with heavy snowfalls can be heaven for snowmen, but not so much fun for your roof. Sticky, wet, and heavy snow is much harder on your roof than dry, fluffy snow, and can damage your roof considerably. Six inches of wet snow is equal to the weight of 38 inches of dry snow, so when choosing a new roofing material, a metal roof is the best option for its strength and durability.

We offer a wide selection of metal roofing choices:

Choosing metal roofing is an investment in your home’s quality and durability. Call Paramount Roofing today to get started! Don’t forget to ask about our Free 100{7e6cc862935509cf03392ffa9b415296648e98511f0177e60c26410ea0a1794b}, Non-prorated Materials and Workmanship Warranty for Life!