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
Typically more cost effective than metal
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 is required with most asphalt re-roofing applications
Asphalt shingles are less durable than metal
There are types of metal that can be installed over existing shingles
Material is lighter than asphalt shingles
Eligible for tax credits and insurance discounts
Usually offer a 50 year warranty
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.
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.