Asphalt or Metal – Which Is the Better Roofing Material?

Are you considering corrugated roofing? In the past, corrugated roofing options were generally reserved for agricultural type buildings, sheds and the like, but more and more homeowners and commercial properties are turning to these roofing options for their durability, longevity, and unique aesthetic appeal.

You may be aware that there are multiple options, including steel, aluminum, and asphalt, among many other durable material types. At Metal Roofing HeadQuarters (MrHQ), we are firm believers in the superiority of metal roofing metal roofingmaterials compared with other options such as asphalt.

While that’s probably obvious, given our name, we’d like you to understand why we believe metal is the better choice.

The Argument for Metal Roofing Panels

Metal roofing, when properly installed, can last up to 50 years or longer, whereas asphalt is generally projected to last only 10 to 15 years.

Many of our metal roofing panel solutions use snap-locking systems or other reliable methods of securing the panels that ensure fast, uniform installation and long-term, leak-proof reliability.

Metal roofs are reflective and bounce the sunlight and resulting heat away from the building. Asphalt, on the other hand, absorbs more heat than it deflects. If you’re interested in minimizing your cooling costs over the summer, a metal roof will provide more energy efficiency benefits than an asphalt shingle roofing system.

Metal roofs are generally considered easier to maintain in comparison with asphalt roofing, which is more easily stained and more likely to leak. Asphalt is also prone to granule loss, which isn’t an issue with metal roofing materials.

In addition to being the superior choice for a durability, longevity, energy efficiency and maintenance perspective, it’s also much more flexible in terms of aesthetics. Metal roofs are architecturally versatile because of the variety styles and finishes that are available in dozens of fade resistant colors.

If you’d like to learn more about metal panel options, call the local experts at Metal Roofing HeadQuarters to schedule a free installation estimate.