3 Reasons To Consider Replacing Your Old Metal Roof With Asphalt Shingles

15 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Whether due to wear and tear, extensive damage, or just an interest in updating your home, there are many reasons to consider replacing your old metal roof with asphalt shingles. Here are just a few of them:

Save Some Money Both Now and Later

When it comes to the actual cost of the roofing, asphalt shingles are typically a lot less expensive than metal and other roof types, so you can save some money on your material costs when replacing your roof. Because asphalt shingles are pretty easy to install, you can expect to pay less for professional installation than if you were having a metal or ceramic roof installed.

Maintenance is straight forward, usually requiring nothing more than an inspection and a new coat of sealant once in awhile – so you'll save money on things like rust removal. And shingles can last up to 30 years, especially if they're treated with a sealant, which means that you won't have to pay for another replacement anytime soon.

Make Repairs and Replacements in Sections

Another benefit of choosing asphalt roofing over metal or other options when deciding on a replacement for your old roof is that if damage occurs, you can repair or replace the damaged section without having to touch the rest of the roof. With a metal roof, you have to replace at least the entire panel that's damaged, even if the damage is in just one small section.

Most other types of roof require extensive repairs and replacements when minimal damage occurs. But whether it's a small hole the size of a pen tip or a tear that spans four feet, you can have your asphalt roof repaired or replaced as and where necessary and leave the rest of the room alone which can save you a significant amount of money in the coming years.

Enjoy a Long Aesthetic Lifespan

Because maintenance requirements for asphalt shingle roofing is minimal and they can be treated with sealants, you can expect your new shingle roof to stay looking new and clean for many years to come, without ever having to take soap and water to them. If dust or debris does build up on the roof, simply power wash it off to make it look new again. The shingles can even be painted as time goes on to give them new life when necessary.

Take the time to talk to your contractor about making a change to asphalt shingles when it comes time to replace your metal roof. They likely have a long list of benefits to share that will make your final decision easy. Contact a roofer in your area (Liberty Exteriors LLC is a great one) for more information.