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Pros and cons: Asphalt shingles vs. metal roof

Posted by   /  August 9, 2017  /  1 Comment

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By Nigel F. Maynard | Builder

If you were to ask a sampling of production builders what is the best roofing material on the market, they’re likely to tell you asphalt. The average residential architect, on the other hand, would probably say metal is the real deal. Heaven only knows what a home buyer or custom home client will choose—slate, clay, concrete—or if they’ll even care.

The roof is arguably the most important surface in a home, perhaps even more essential than the exterior walls. As the most exposed plane, the roof has a mammoth task. It’s under constant assault from the sun and rain, and, if leaky, could result in thousands of dollars worth of direct repair as well as ancillary damage. Still, a roof is one of…


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  1. jim stack says:

    Metal roofs are far less toxic that asphalt. It lighter so many times you don’t have to remove the old roofing and they last 2 to 4 times longer in the Arizona Sun and heat. They even cost less in many cases.

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