Everyone dreams of a home, and even more so, a well designed and attractive house to live in. A house is built, having many options in consideration, and roofing is no exception in such cases. Different people prefer different roofing material for their homes, and among these statics reveal that metal roof material and asphalt shingles are some of the most popular roofing materials.
In this article, we look at these two commonly used materials and how effective they are for use by people in the New Hampshire market. Metal roofs have a wide range of advantages accompanying their use, but also a few disadvantages which we’ll talk about. The same applies to asphalt shingles and is discussed in detail below.
Metal Roofing Pros
Metal roofs are known to control the cost of maintaining your home. This is possible because metal roofs do not degrade as fast as the other brands of roofs. When a metal roof is installed properly, it will last you around 40-70 years on average.
Metal roofs are also known to be fire-resistant and will last irrespective of a fire outbreak, therefore, making you spend less on buying a new roof if you do happen to have a fire.
Metal roofs are also known to be recyclable. This means that if you choose to change roofs, or you need a tile replaced, it can be recycled back and used for other purposes. This makes it preferable over the other types which are not recyclable and not as environmentally friendly as metal roofs.
Metal roofs are termed as environmentally friendly, because they possess reflective coatings that will, in turn, reduce summer cooling costs by nearly a third or even more and thus save you from catering for other expenses. Their colors can also be customized to your liking!
Metal Roofing Cons
They take a longer time to install and are also costly. Metal roofs take time to get installed since they are perfectly flashed to meet your needs. This makes the startup cost less friendly since a specific roofing configuration is needed for your house and thus will end up taking time and money to develop and install on your home.
Metal roofs are also noisy. This will be experienced during rains, or in case something drops on the roof and may interfere with some activities such as meetings and even classroom lessons if used by commercial property owners.
Asphalt Shingles Pros and Cons
Asphalt Shingles Pros
It’s easy to install asphalt shingles to your roof when compared with installing a metal roof. It takes less skill and is generally more abundant.
They exist in different varieties, which are mainly organic material such as waste paper, and wood fiber. They also come in different colors and styles, therefore, making the owner have a variety of options to choose from.
Asphalt shingles are believed to be more effective since they provide adequate cost, therefore, making most people tend to choose it over the metal roofs. They’re more budget friendly!
Asphalt Shingles Cons
Asphalt shingles are of low-quality material and will behave differently, considering the climate conditions that are available in New Hampshire. They are likely to be damaged in snow storms, and heavy rain.
Contact Manchester NH Roofing and Siding to Help You Decide
If you’re stuck between which roof to install on your house you can give our roofers a call at Manchester NH Roofing and Siding. We’re more than happy to install or replace your roof with either asphalt shingles or metal depending on what your needs and budget require.
Manchester NH Roofing and Siding
61 Laurel St #1,
Manchester, NH 03103