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Shingle vs. Metal Roofs

Metal roofs are very popular in Lapeer & Genesee Counties. With inclement weather in Michigan, many believe that metal roofing is a superior choice. We'll explore the differences between the two major home roofing options available to you.

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Metal roofs are far more expensive than shingle roofs.

Shingle Roofs Are More Affordable

In times of high inflation and unemployment, with a looming recession, metal roofs are much more expensive than shingle roofs, sometimes running as much as $30,000 more. Shingle roofs are a much more affordable roof replacement option. 

Metal Roofs Are Not Maintenance-Free

Despite what metal roof contractors may say, metal roofs are not maintenance-free. In fact, the fasteners and panels can rust and warp, and fixing these items can cost much more than simply replacing a shingle or performing a patch on a shingle roof.

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Other Differences Between Metal & Shingle Roofs

Metal roofs are often noisy. Rain can cause the roof to make loud noises in the home, which can disturb sleep and dinner time. When repairing a metal roof, it can be hard to create an exact color match, which can give your home less curb appeal. If water accumulates anywhere on a metal roof because of poor-quality installation or repair, it can eventually cause serious damage. Low-grade metals may also be thinner gauge and less durable. Some metals rust in certain climates or dent more easily than others during hailstorms or installation.