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Choosing Asphalt Shingles vs. Metal Roofing: Pros & Cons

Feb 26, 2024

When you’re in the process of planning out a roof replacement project at your home, you’ll be faced with plenty of decisions. Of course, one of the biggest decisions is selecting your new roofing material. For many homeowners, it’ll come down to a decision between asphalt shingles and metal roofing. Both certainly have their pros and cons, but which one makes more sense for your home? Let the team at Roofing Done Wright guide you through both options and help make it an easier choice for you in the end.

Pros of Asphalt Shingles

When it comes to the cost of asphalt shingles, you’ll find that they’re significantly cheaper than metal roofing. Not only that, but shingle roofing is more affordable than most alternatives. They’re also lauded for their availability in a wide array of eye-catching styles and colors, giving you the chance to achieve the curb appeal you’ve always envisioned for your home. So if you’re looking for a cost-effective option that will provide your home with a new level of aesthetic appeal that is hard to replicate with other roofing materials, this is the choice for you.

Pros of Metal Roofing

Metal roofs do cost far more up front than asphalt shingles do, but they provide impressive performance. Metal systems can last up to 70 years and require little maintenance over time, making them the ideal selection if you’re looking for longevity. They’re also known for reflecting heat transmission, which makes them an energy-efficient option as well.

Cons of Asphalt Shingles

There’s so much to love about asphalt shingles, which makes their drawbacks seem less problematic. After all, they may require more maintenance over time than metal roofs do and they might not provide the same level of energy efficiency, but that’s not to say they won’t provide eye-catching visual appeal and solid performance for a long time to come. The fact that these roofs often come with a generous warranty certainly doesn’t hurt either.

Cons of Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is always going to have a much higher up-front cost than asphalt shingles, plus they tend not to provide the same level of visual appeal. And as important as your roof is in terms of completing the structure of your home and providing protection, it also plays a major role in curb appeal. So in many cases, you won’t want a roof that doesn’t live up to your standards for beauty.

Partner With the Pros for Your Roof Replacement Project

There’s no denying that both asphalt shingles and metal roofing have their merits and the decision between them will ultimately come down to your specific preferences and budget, as well as the climate you live in. Of course, if you do opt for asphalt shingles, there’s no better partner to rely on for the project than Roofing Done Wright. We install top-of-the-line asphalt shingles from industry-leading manufacturer Owens Corning. Available in a diverse palette of rich color profiles and flawlessly installed by our team, these shingles are a safe and exciting investment for your home.

If you’re ready for a first-class asphalt shingle installation at your home, reach out to Roofing Done Wright today.

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Roofing Done Wright was great to work with. On time, professional and 100% satisfied with my roof and gutters.
Mike P.
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Jonathan and his crew did an exceptional job! He far exceeded my expectations. Thank you, Jonathan!!
Marsha S
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Roofing Done Wright did a fantastic job installing our roof from start to finish. I strongly recommend them!
Terry B.
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Very responsive company and got the job done well and timely. Highly recommend.
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They did an excellent job. I would recommend them and I have done so. They are very professional, and they did an outstanding job.
Ken P.
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I was very happy with the professionalism and thoroughness of my representative that worked with me from beginning to end. I was very happy with the services and consultation advice throughout the entire project.
Susan C.
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Solid company that I refer my Real Estate clients to for all their roofing needs! Ward and Paul are AMAZING to work with. They are punctual and very accommodating. I have and will continue to recommend them.
April R.
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As a Realtor, I rely on professionals like Paul McCalla to inspect roofs when listing homes and when I have a buyer. Paul has also worked on my personal Home roof. He is always on time ,explains the issues and honest.
Kay M.
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I have gotten to know Matt Hopkins and Roofing Done Wright through my networking group. Matt is an outstanding guy who only operates with honesty and integrity. This roofing company is more concerned about customer service and taking care of people than they are the bottom dollar. They understand putting the customer first and they guarantee their work. Give them a call!
Jillian P.
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This company is a well oiled machine! They are professional, efficient, reasonably priced and good communicators. I am on the HOA Board in a condo complex and they completed over 62 units for our community in a timely manner. I have already recommended them to two people. They are awesome!
Freedom M.
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As a Property Management company, we interact with a great deal of contractors daily. One stands out above all the others. Ward Metcalfe and his team are amazing to work with. They always arrive when they say they will and get the job done on time. Good contractors are hard to find and I am glad we found them! Thank you!
Success Real Estate Brokers
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Gatekeeper manages several hundred rental homes, and I own several dozen houses myself. Ward Metcalfe at Roofing Done Wright is our "go-to guy" for residential roofing. Quality is significantly better than the others we have tried. Customer service working with insurance companies is just great. He has saved us thousands. Ward Metcalfe is simply a good guy to boot! He really knows roofing.
Brett V.
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Jonathan Holiday, the contact, was very responsive, professional, and delivered everything he said he would. His crew, Jacob, was excellent. Everyone was so personable, showed up, and they knew exactly what they were doing. Roofing Done Wright came highly recommended and they did not disappoint.
Randy H.
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All of the requests that I asked to be done, Roofing Done Wright actually went above and beyond.
Ari K.
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This company did a great job! I would definitely hire them again. Houston helped us pick out everything for our new roof and gutters. He was great. He knows a lot about the roofing business and was very helpful. Skyler was the onsite supervisor when our new roof was installed. He was also great and very knowledgeable. We are very happy with our new roof and gutters.
Rod C.

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