There’s a reason why metal roofing is gaining in popularity especially over asphalt shingles. Asphalt is a bummer because it just doesn’t hold up in stormy weather. Especially in high winds. My neighbor had the worst luck last Spring. We had several close calls for tornadoes in our state. Thankfully, straight line winds was the worst of it. Greg’s asphalt roof though did not fare so well. After the storm, a large section was missing shingles and it end up costing Greg several hundred dollars to get it all repaired. This is the exact reason why asphalt is losing its popularity contest and metal is picking up so much steam. In fact, residential metal roofing is one of the fastest growing segments of home improvement, today. The big reason why so many homeowners are making the switch is that they are sick and tired of dealing with roofing issues. Traditional asphalt roofs only last 10-15 years! That’s it! I have never met anyone that enjoys having to make repairs to their roof let alone replace the entire thing after a measly 10-15 years!

The bottom line is that if you truly want your home to be energy efficient you need to rethink your roof. Metal roofing will likely last a lifetime and it is practically maintenance-free. The practical advantages of metal is that it makes your home safer in harsh weather and can significantly cut down on your energy bills. Aesthetically, metal is versatile in design to complement many architectural styles, from a century old farmhouse to a contemporary home. While other roofs quickly diminish in value as they age, metal will most likely be the last roof you’ll ever invest in. I like the sound of that!

Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is proud to be considered one of the trusted leaders in the industry and would love to come out, give you a free estimate and show you why many are choosing metal over flimsy asphalt!