Metal Versus Asphalt Roofing


There are many types of roofing materials out there, and different options work best for different people. Everybody has their preference of material, but which one is best for you? What are the pros and cons of each one? Read on to find out!

Asphalt in general tends to be cheaper up front. This material is a great cost-effective option that many prefer over others. In fact, asphalt is one of the most popular materials to use! The problem is, while asphalt may be cheaper up front, in the long run, metal roofing lasts longer, allowing you to save money over time. 

Metal roofing costs more up front, but in the long term, you can save money with it. Metal lasts much longer than asphalt. Asphalt can last up to twenty-five years, and metal can last up to seventy! When going with metal, your investment will last you so long that you may never have to replace the roof in your lifetime. 

Metal is also sturdier, and won’t need as many repairs. The durability of metal is partly why it lasts so long. Metal roofs are friendlier for the environment as well. Some metal roofing can even be recycled, and since it can sometimes be installed over old roofing, there is less waste. 

In addition, metal roofs can save you money on gas and electricity. Instead of soaking up heat like many other materials do, metal reflects it. This means that the house can stay cooler without as much air conditioning. 

Metal can, however, dent easily, and it makes sounds much louder. Animals walking on the roof, or heavy storms, will echo a lot more with this material! However, the metal can also withstand more force during bad weather than asphalt can. 

As you can see, both materials have pros and cons. At the end of the day, it is up to you to decide what the best roofing material is for you. Both materials are great, and both come with many benefits. If you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out to us to learn more about our roofing materials, and what else we have to offer.


Hear From an Expert

Send us a message!


Let’s Begin your next Exteriors Project

C3 American Exteriors is dedicated to delivering high performance, long lasting exterior solutions. Our roof, gutter, siding, windows, doors, and more exterior home improvements ensure that your greatest investment – your home – will continue to appreciate in value.