Whether your roof is beginning to reach the end of its lifespan or you're planning a full remodel, you may be wondering which roofing material is best for your property. If your search has left you torn between shingles and metal roofing, rely on the expert advice of Bowden Roofing. Based in Hartford, AL, the roofing contractors have been providing quality roofing services to residents and businesses in the Dothan area and beyond for more than 23 years.
To help you make the best choice for your property, Bowden Roofing explains the differences between shingles and metal roofing:
- Cost: For residential properties, shingled, steep slope roofing is the most common type. Because they are so prevalent, shingled roofs are more affordable than metal roofing. On the other hand, while metal roofing is more expensive at the onset, it actually reflects heat from the sun so it can help offset your heating and cooling costs.
- Maintenance: Unless there’s widespread damage, maintaining and repairing shingled roofs can usually be completed by replacing individual shingles. This is much quicker and easier than metal roof repair. Since metal roofs are installed using wide panels, replacing them can be costly.
- Longevity: The lifespan of a shingled roof pales in comparison to that of a metal roof. With proper maintenance, shingled roofs can last about 25 years, while certain metal roofs can last upwards of 70 years. Of course, the lifespan of either option can drop dramatically under extreme weather conditions.
If you need help choosing between shingles and metal roofing, contact Bowden Roofing today. In addition to roof installation, they're also available for inspections and repairs—including 24-hour emergency repair. To learn more about their services, call today at (334) 796-0009 or visit their website.