Asphalt Shingles & Metal Roofing

By Roofity
In June 8, 2015
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When a homeowner is thinking of replacing a roof, there are different roofing types and styles that a customer can choose. Asphalt Shingles & Metal Roofing are two types of roofing material used in residential roofing.

Shingles

Asphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used covering on residential properties in the market. Asphalt’s primary purpose in roofing shingles is to serve as a waterproofing agent. Asphalt also holds the granules in place and adds to the overall strength of the roofing shingle.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is another option and offers many benefits. This material is durable and resists hail more than other roofing materials. Metal roofs are fire resistant, survive high winds, and completely seal out water, which also helps keep mildew and insects out of the home and the material does not rot. All of these positives add to a roof that has a long life and usually does not need to be repaired or replaced. Metal roofs also are energy-efficient and environmentally responsible. Metal roofs are made from 60-65% recyclable materials and reflect heat from the sun, which leads to less heat entering the home, which equals energy savings for the homeowner.

The best way for a homeowner to choose which type of roofing is best for their home is to take into account the climate they live in and what benefits they are looking for.

For any questions on which type of roof in best for your home, contact Roofity today! Our expert team of professionals is here to discuss all of your needs and concerns.Roofing Types

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