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The Benefits of Shingle Roofing Over Metal Roofs For Your Fenton Home

Updated: Apr 15, 2022

Getting a new roof is one of those unavoidable expenses for Fenton homeowners, landlords and investors. Unless you buy another property and sell your home within a few years, replacing the roof will likely generate one of the biggest upkeep expenses you’ll ever face.

That’s why so many people choose shingles because they’re a more affordable option than a metal roof. Shingle roofs rank as the most popular choice of homeowners, and investors. 75 percent of all roofs use asphalt or fiberglass shingles.

The Advantages of Asphalt Shingles

Many homeowners don’t plan to live in their homes for long periods. Growing families, better jobs and career opportunities in other locations are common reasons to move or upgrade your home. Shingles are cheaper than metal roofing, and they’re also easier to install, so you save money on installation costs. If you’re insuring your asphalt roof, it’s considerably less expensive than insuring a metal roof.

Advantage of Asphalt Shingle Roofing: Faster Completion

Replacing a roof is subject to weather concerns. If you don’t want to risk long delays in the installation process, shingles are the best option. It takes less labor and time to install or repair shingles. Asphalt shingles come prepackaged in different sizes and are installation-ready to be nailed to the deck.

Advantage of Asphalt Shingle Roofing: Cheaper and Easier Repairs

Asphalt shingles are usually cheaper and easier to repair than metal roofs. Sometimes, you may only need to replace a few shingles. Most metal roofs are installed with large panels, which requires complete replacement of a panel if it is damaged. Currently, with supply chain issues, this can take weeks or even months to complete. Asphalt shingles are in ready supply and can be replaced quickly.

Advantage of Asphalt Shingle Roofing: Wide Availability

Shingles are widely available at major retailers across the Fenton area. In addition to the availability of materials, labor for shingle roofs is also more available. There are limited contractors that can install metal roofs, and roofing appointments book quickly. If you need a replacement or repair done in a short amount of time, shingle roofs are the best bet.

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Advantage of Asphalt Shingle Roofing: Customization

One way to add curb appeal to your home is to use your roof to accent the rest of your exterior elements. The colors, designs and versatility of asphalt shingles can make any Fenton home more beautiful, which is always something to take pride in. Also, if you plan on selling your home, curb appeal is still a way to get more money for it. Just ask any experienced Realtor.

Regardless of your preference, it’s critical to check manufacturer slope requirements, which might restrict your choice of roofing material. There are some environments where a shingle or metal roof is clearly a better choice. That’s why it’s important to consult an experienced, professional Fenton roofing contractor to guide you to the best decision for your needs.

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