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How Much Longer Will a Metal Roof Last Over Asphalt Shingles

Monday, August 20th, 2018 by Michael Gabrian

One major benefit of choosing a metal roof is the lifespan. They are marketed to last a lifetime, which is quite a long time of low-maintenance, hassle-free roofing. But how much longer will they lost over asphalt and why?

I want to talk a little bit on how long metal roofs can last and how long the average asphalt shingle roof will last.

How Long do Metal and Asphalt Roofs Last?

The lifespan of a roof considers a couple crucial factors; the quality of the material, the team installing them, and the environment they'll be in. Asphalt roofs tend to need replacement anywhere from 12 to 20 years. We’ve seen asphalt roofs installed poorly and need replacement in under 10 years.

Metal roofs can easily hit 60 years and live well beyond that. Metal roofs are tested to withstand hurricane-level winds, driving rains, impacts from debris, snow and ice accumulation, etc. They’re built for durability and this plays a significant part in that longer lifespan.

Think of metal as the top quality roofing option. You’ll see it in the price and the quality. Metal roofs do cost more than asphalt, but that lifespan, durability, and energy efficiency are all impossible to ignore. Metal roofs are the among the best options for the home if you’re looking for a long term solution.

If you’re still on the fence or are interested in a totally free estimate on metal roofs, give our experts a call today.


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