Shingle Vs Metal Roofing

The roof is arguably the most important surface in a home. Often times, customers reach out to our residential sales team to learn about the differences between a shingle roofing system and a metal roofing system.

Asphalt shingles have, for years, been a very popular choice for roofing because they are easy to find, easy to install, and easy to maintain, as well has having an economical price. But in desert-like climates such as parts of Texas that have a lot of direct sunlight and rapidly changing temperatures, asphalt shingles can often develop all sorts of chips and cracks leading to premature roof failure. Even in colder climates asphalt shingle roofs average only 12 to 17 years of service life.  With a modern metal roof you can have a system that can easily last two to three times longer than asphalt, while also providing superior energy efficiency, durability, reliability, and often significant energy savings.

While initially metal roofs may cost more, they have many long-term benefits such as being able to provide many decades of a leak-free roof performance, its environmental friendliness, and importantly its meaningful energy savings. These savings can add up over the years to a good chunk of change. Finally, a modern metal roof will also accent the beauty and style of your home.

GC Services Roofing installs very high quality metal roofs with 5-year workmanship warranties. If you decide to move forward with a metal roofing system, be sure to select a contractor with proven experience. If a metal roof is installed incorrectly, it can create an even more expensive problem for the homeowner. Whether you end up choosing metal or shingles, GC Services Roofing will be here to help!

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