Which Should I Choose?

Ashpalt Vs. Metal

Asphalt vs. Metal. The two most popular roof choices in the Spooner area are metal and asphalt roofing systems. People always wonder which product they should choose for their new roof. They both have their pros and cons, and we will compare them here to help make your decision easier.

Asphalt vs metal, it’s still a question for people in the market of a new roof. But hopefully, this article helped you with your considerations. And if you request a quote below, we can help you personally with your decision of asphalt vs metal.

Asphalt Shingles


Asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of styles, textures, and colors

Faster To Install

The average asphalt shingle roof only take 1 day to install

Cost Effective

Typically more cost effective than metal

Weather Resistance

Performs well in winter, and there are styles that are impact resistant as well.


Can come with a 50 year warranty that covers materials, labor, tear-off, and disposal

Tear Off

Tear off is required with most asphalt re-roofing applications


Asphalt shingles are less durable than metal

Energy Efficiency

Absorbs heat

Metal Roofing


There are types of metal that can be installed over existing shingles


Material is lighter than asphalt shingles

Energy Efficiency

Eligible for tax credits and insurance discounts


Usually offer a 50 year warranty

Weather Resistance

Snow slides right off and is considered impact resistant.


Installation is more difficult than asphalt shingles and takes longer


Can be very noisy inside the building

Not Cost Effective

Materials and labor are generally much more expensive than asphalt shingles


Warranty only covers material. Labor, tear off and disposal are not included.

Insurance Claims

Most homeowners policies have cosmetic exclusions, which means when your metal roof gets dimpled by hail they won't replace it because it's just cosmetic and doesn't affect the functionality of the roof.

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