Does A Metal Roof Last Longer Than Shingles?
Updated: Aug 16
As manufacturers and installers of metal panels at Ramon Roofing Inc, we get asked about the cost of metal roofing and whether it's worth it. Previously, it was a difficult question to answer because you need real numbers to do so. The first questions that you should ask yourself are the following:
How long do I plan on living at my house?
What's my budget?
Do I care more about initial savings or long-term savings?
Do I value the look of metal enough to justify the initial savings of asphalt shingles?
Metal roofing will last 2 to 3 times more than an asphalt shingle roof.
The average lifespan of an asphalt roof is 10-20 years. However, it can be shorter depending on the climate and pitch of the roof. In addition, asphalt is made of oil impregnated paper or fiberglass. The asphalt begins to deteriorate as soon as you expose it to normal weather.
A metal roof, however, will never decompose. A metal roof will last 40 to 60+ years. You install it once and you don't need to worry about replacing it. Metal roofing will not grow mold or algae and it does not look old and weathered in 5 to 10 years. It's a long-term solution and a long-term investment.
If you are interested in seeing the cost of a metal or shingle roof for your home, please give us a call at (817) 924-1645 or schedule a consultation below.