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Homeowners’ two major options to decide between are metal roofing and asphalt shingles when getting ready to reroof their home. You’ll want to consider durability, hurricane, and storm resistance, added home value, energy efficiency, lifespan, and overall cost. They tend to prefer the aesthetic appeal of one roofing type over another but when selecting the best quality roof you should consider more factors than just visual preferences.


Deciding on a roofing material comes down to your financial situation and what qualities you’re most concerned with your new roof having. Duluth Roofing Company will help you decide on which roofing that’ll suit your home. To determine this you’ll need to examine the qualities of metal roofing and asphalt shingles directly against one another. With the help of their roof experts, they will walk you through to choose the best! 


So What is the Most Durable Roofing Material?


Metal roofing is the clear winner when it comes to durability. You’ll see the reliability and durability reflected in the warranties given to metal roofs. Often these warranties are given for up to fifty years with metal roofing lifespans expectancy being even higher.


Shingles, however, can beat out metal roofing options like aluminum which can show some lifting after high winds. What you’ll need to know upfront when installing shingles is their heavier weight over metal roofing. While this may seem like a better option with the logic of a heavier roof being more difficult to destroy, that isn’t always the case.


Which Adds the Most Value to Your Home?


A metal roof has a higher upfront cost than traditional asphalt shingles, but it also comes with a higher resale value — usually 1 to 6 percent higher, to be exact. Resale values are also dependent on geographic region. Florida residents will be happy to hear the ROI of a metal roof on the east coast is about 95 percent, compared to 85 percent on the west coast. Metal roofs do not match every home buyer’s style, color, or personal preferences. While this may turn some potential home buyers away, it won’t impact your home’s value and final ROI.


Shingles do add value to your home but not in any significant amount. This is because shingles are the standard roofing material in Florida. While a new roof of any kind will add value to your home, a new metal roof will make a more significant impact.


Which Roofing Material That is the Most Energy Efficient?


Metal roofs can be excellent insulators for your home. While a new roof of any kind can improve your energy efficiency, a metal roof offers energy savings of 25 percent compared to 15 percent with an asphalt shingle roof. Choose a metal roof with a light color to better reflect more heat and generate more savings.


Let’s break the energy savings down. The average household has a $100 energy bill every month. When you install a metal roof on your home this amount drops by roughly $25 per month, leaving you with a monthly energy bill of only $75 a month. Over the span of a year, you’ll save a total of $300.


Shingle roofs are good at absorbing heat which is great during the winter but can be a pain in the summer. Plus, if you’re looking for additional eco-friendly benefits metal roofing may be a safer bet. Shingles can be recycled but only certain types. If you don’t have a specific shingle type it may just end up in a landfill. Metal roofing can be consistently recycled and reused, making it a much more eco-friendly roofing material.