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Why Metal Shingles Kick Asphalt to the Curb

Hi folks! ‘NOT SeaBass’ here, and today we’re diving into the world of roofing. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Roofing? Really?” But hear me out. We’re not just talking about any roofing; we’re talking about the heavyweight championship between metal shingles (specifically Armadura®) and asphalt. And let me tell you, metal shingles are not just winning; they’re delivering a knockout punch that leaves asphalt shingles gasping for air. So, buckle up as we explore why metal shingles are the undisputed champs of the roofing world.

Why Metal Shingles Kick Asphalt to the Curb

The Longevity Legend

First off, let’s talk about longevity. Metal shingles are like the Keith Richards of roofing materials; they just keep going and going. While your average asphalt shingle roof might give you 15-25 years if you’re lucky (and that’s a big if), metal roofs laugh in the face of time, boasting lifespans of 50 years or more. That’s right, folks – a metal roof can outlive your mortgage. You could potentially go through two or three asphalt roofs in the time it takes a metal roof to even start showing its age.

The Durability Dynamo

When it comes to durability, metal shingles are the superheroes of the roofing world. They’re like the Hulk – strong, resilient, and surprisingly green (but we’ll get to that part later). Whether it’s hail the size of golf balls, fierce windstorms, or a barbecue gone wild, metal shingles can take a beating and come out looking like they just stepped out of a spa. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, might start waving the white flag at the first sign of trouble.

The Efficiency Expert

Energy efficiency is where metal shingles really start to flex. They’re like the cool kid in sunglasses, reflecting solar heat like it’s nobody’s business. This means your AC doesn’t have to work overtime, which in turn means lower energy bills for you. And who doesn’t love saving money? Asphalt shingles, with their absorbent nature, can’t keep up in this arena. They soak up heat faster than a sponge, making your cooling systems work harder and your wallet lighter.

The Environmental Enthusiast

Now, let’s get eco-friendly for a moment. Metal shingles are about as green as it gets, and I’m not just talking about the color options. They’re often made from recycled materials and are 100% recyclable at the end of their life. So, by choosing metal, you’re giving Mother Nature a high-five. Asphalt shingles? Not so much. They end up in landfills by the ton, where they sit for eternity, not doing anyone any favors.

The Style Savant

If you think metal shingles are all work and no play, think again. They’re the chameleons of the roofing world, available in a myriad of colors, styles, and finishes. Want the look of traditional shingles, natural slate (Armadura®), or even wood shake? Metal’s got you covered, making your home the envy of the neighborhood. Asphalt’s style game just can’t match this level of versatility.

The Maintenance Maestro

On the topic of maintenance, metal shingles are about as low-maintenance as it gets. They’re like that friend who’s always cool, calm, and collected; they don’t need constant check-ups or repairs to stay in tip-top shape. Asphalt shingles, however, might just be that high-maintenance friend who needs constant attention, with a propensity for cracking, fading, and needing replacements.

The Safety Sentinel

When it comes to keeping your home safe, metal shingles are like your own personal superhero. They’re non-combustible, meaning they won’t ignite during a lightning strike or if a firework lands on your roof. Asphalt shingles, though they meet standard fire ratings, just can’t offer the same peace of mind.

The Cost-Effective Champion

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But ‘NOT’ SeaBass, isn’t metal more expensive?” And you’d be right – upfront. But like a fine wine, metal shingles get better (and more cost-effective) with age. Their durability, longevity, and energy efficiency can save you a boatload of cash in the long run. Asphalt might be cheaper initially, but frequent replacements and repairs mean your savings could evaporate faster than your morning cup of coffee.

The Verdict

So, there you have it, folks – the undisputed reasons why metal shingles are, without a doubt, better than asphalt. They’re like the heavyweight champion that keeps on winning, offering a knockout combination of longevity, durability, efficiency, environmental friendliness, style, maintenance ease, safety, and cost-effectiveness while beautifying your neighborhood and saving you money for decades. And in this corner, weighing in with a myriad of benefits, it’s clear that metal shingles are the reigning champs. Asphalt, it’s time to throw in the towel.

So, when you’re ready to make the smart choice for your roofing needs, remember: metal shingles are not just a product; they’re a powerhouse. And they’re ready to take your home’s protection and style to the next level. Let’s give it up for metal shingles, the true champions of the roofing world!

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