Standing Seam vs. Shingle Roofing

Standing Seam vs. Shingle Roofing

The choice between a standing seam metal roof and an asphalt shingle roof depends on a number of factors.

Labor Costs

Both roofing options provide an attractive, sturdy outcome. Pricing for both materials is calculated in the same way.  Both labor and materials are calculated using a roofing square, which equals 100 square feet.

You will find variations in the cost of installation depending on the area in which you live. In some locations, standing seam installation costs twice that of traditional asphalt or architectural shingles.

Energy-Efficient Metal Roofs

Metal roofs provide an energy-efficient and durable roof that stands the test of time. Rather than getting stuck with just one look, these roofs come in metal tiles, ribbed metal panels, corrugated metal panels, G-90 galvanized steel and aluminum. Many of these installations use exposed fasteners, while others use snap-locked panels and hidden fasteners.

Shingle Roofing’s Massive Variety

Shingle roofing comes in a variety of options, from asphalt shingles to architectural composition shingles, also called dimensional shingles or laminate shingles. These shingles look like cedar shakes or slate tile but provide a heartier roof than those. This allows you to obtain any style of roof you desire. This type of roof works with numerous architectural designs.

Metal roofs provide an energy-efficient and durable roof that stands the test of time.

Standing Seam Roofs Leak Less

A standing seam roof doesn’t have seams as most roofs do. Its installation process caps the seams, so they’re not exposed to the weather. This decreases the possibility of leaks developing.

Color Options Abound

Both options come in a wide range of colors. You can choose a staid gunmetal gray or a bright red roof. The possibilities are almost endless.

Urban vs. Rural Uses

In the past, metal roofing was more often associated with farms, barns, and more rural applications. While it is still favored because of its fire resistance in rural applications, metal roofing is popping up in more suburban areas now too because of its resistance to severe weather, more stylish options, and low maintenance and life expectancy.

If it’s time to replace your roof, Quality Craftsmen can help! We can help you decide which material is right for you and ensure the installation is done right in order to protect your home and your family! Call us today to schedule a consultation!

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