Asphalt shingles have been the roofing material of choice among homeowners for decades.

Asphalt shingles are everywhere, ubiquitous. Many choose to install asphalt shingles because they’re an affordable, tried and true product with a solid track record in the roofing industry. These qualities are very positive overall, but many wonder if asphalt shingles are the right roofing material for all homeowners and all roofing installations. Many of Conde Roofing’s customers choose asphalt shingles because of the unbeatable pricing, however it is up to you on what you decide to go with.

Metal roofs are far less prevalent, and therefore less is known about them. Many homeowners are deterred from installing a metal roof on their home simply because they are different and unfamiliar. The more you know about metal, the easier it is for you to make an informed decision when the time comes to install a new roof on your home. Is metal a good choice for your house? Are asphalt shingles better? Here’s what you need to know to make this decision for yourself.

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How Long Does A Metal Roof Last vs Asphalt Shingle Roof?

Longevity is an attractive feature in a roof, and it’s longevity that makes metal such a useful roofing material. Some homeowners like the thought that metal roofs typically don’t need to be replaced for decades. However, since Conde Roofing is a Certainteed Select Shingle Master we are able to offer lifetime asphalt shingles. This means Conde can offer exclusive warranties that will guarantee the asphalt roof for a comparable life cycle to metal.

The Cost of a Metal Roof vs The Cost of an Asphalt Shingle Roof

Affordability is one of the reasons that homeowners prefer asphalt shingles over all other roof types. A metal roof installation typically costs about two times the price of an asphalt roof. This price difference is often staggering for many homeowners, especially if your asphalt roof would only be around $10,000, wanting it to be metal now makes it $20,000. Many homeowners oftentimes find that the price alone is the single disqualifier in getting a metal roof, preferring to have that extra money in the bank for yourself, your child or your family.

Are Metal Roofs Louder than Asphalt Roofs?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “rain on a tin roof” before, and if you’ve ever been in a garage or an agricultural building with a tin roof, you know they can be loud. Residential metal roofs are different. Although they are definitely louder than asphalt shingle roofs, they’re not as loud as you might think especially if you’re a heavy sleeper or if you have an attic above you. However, if you are a light or medium sleeper and the roof is right above your room, we would recommend wearing ear plugs at night to get your daily 6-8 hours of rest. Layers of insulation and attic materials helps make metal roofs quieter than a bare tin roof but the noise difference between metal and asphalt will be noticeable.

Should You Get a Metal Roof or Asphalt Roof with Conde Roofing? 

If you’re going to install a metal roof or asphalt roof on your home, it’s important to hire a roofing contractor with a good reputation and proper training. Conde Roofing has over 20 years of experience in asphalt roof installation and is currently researching ways to make metal roofs a little more budget friendly and quieter for their clients in the future.

Contact Conde Roofing in Merrimack, NH

Are you seeking reputable roofing services in Merrimack, New Hampshire? Call Conde Roofing today for a free consultation and quote. We provide roofing services to homeowners in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. For more information about installing an asphalt roof on your home, contact us.