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Comparing Metal and Asphalt to Other Roofing Materials

Comparing Metal And Asphalt To Other Roofing Materials

When it comes to selecting a proper roofing material for your home, there are many factors to take into consideration. It’s not just about installation cost; you need to think about warranty, maintenance, and aesthetics. A metal roof replacement, for instance, can be initially expensive to invest in, but the value it offers over a lifetime is substantial. But asphalt shingles are just as reliable and visually appealing for your home.

Comparing Metal and Asphalt to Other Roofing Materials

To help you decide, we present a quick comparison between metal, asphalt and other common roofing materials. Here’s what you need to know.

Warranty and Expected Lifespan 

A typical metal roof has a warranty of 30 to 50 years while an asphalt roof has 10 to 30 years warranty on average. Tile roofing is also offered with a 10- to 30-year warranty with limitations; if you’re thinking about using shake roofs, you’ll usually get just a 5-year warranty.


When it comes to maintaining most roofs, manufacturers recommended that it should be done by professional roofing contractors. Repairs and replacements are actually rare for metal roofs, but it can happen once in a while for asphalt, with possible re-caulking and sealing needed over time. For tile and shake roofs, inspection is needed every year. Tile shingles tend to get cracks as they age so they may need to be replaced occasionally while shake roofs need to be maintained every two to four years.


Standing seam metal roofs offer a distinctive and timeless look while metal-stamped panels can match any tile or roofing material. Both are available in a wide variety of colors and styles. Meanwhile, asphalt offers a traditional shingle look and is available in various shades of the same color. Tile roofs come in a wide variety of styles, but they can be limited in color. Shake roofs usually offer a rustic and tapered natural appearance.

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