Mr Johnson King William Metal Roof Top View

Metal Roofs tend to be more durable than shingle roofs and can stand up to nearly anything Nature throws at them; they often outlast their warranties with lifespans of 40 to 70 years, while Shingle Roofs have a shorter lifespan with warranties around 15 to 30 years. Depending on region, climate and time of year, the roof will last longer or shorter. Shingle roofs are cheaper upfront, but you will recoup some of the costs of a metal roof by not having to replace it as often.

Metal roofs are more eco-friendly, largely because they are made of recycled material and can be recycled again and again. They are also more energy-efficient thanks to their reflective qualities, which can block heat transmission to the home’s interior. Specialized metal paint coatings can further reduce your cooling costs. Also, it’s estimated that U.S. landfills receive nearly 20 billion pounds of old asphalt shingles annually. They are a petroleum-based product, which increases dependency on fossil-fuels.

Asphalt shingle roofs are generally easier to install and repair, however, at Melvin T Morgan Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, we are experts at installing metal roofs. Metal roofing requires tradesmen, skills and precision that are far beyond asphalt shingle roofs. We have the equipment to cut and shape the metal as well, and we can bring it on-site for maximum efficiency.

If you are debating what kind of roof to put on, we at Melvin T Morgan prefer metal roofing – but we do asphalt shingles as well. Let us know what you’d like by ordering a Free Estimate for your new roof or roof repair!

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