Shingle roofs are the most popular. Shingles are relatively lightweight and are compatible with almost all roof structures. They are versatile, energy-efficient, and feature insulation properties, which make them apt for homes in hotter areas.
Asphalt shingle roofs are durable and can last for up to 30 years. They are wind resistant and are made of flexible, recyclable material. In case of damage, a single shingle can be replaced rather than replacing the entire roof. Repairs and maintenance are required less often compared to other roofing types.
In terms of cost, asphalt shingles are the most affordable. They’re a great cost-effective roofing solution, as compared to metal roofs, which are almost thrice the cost. However, when it comes to lifespan, metal roofs last much longer than asphalt shingles.
Asphalt shingles come in different designs, textures, and colors, while metal roofing always has the same texture but comes in different solid colors.
Metal roofs require less maintenance compared to asphalt shingle roofs and are much more durable. Metal roofs also offer a higher scrap value. However, both types of roofs are eco-friendly and can be recycled.