There are so many reasons why more and more homeowners are ditching asphalt when it comes to their roofing needs. There are just so many reasons why asphalt just isn’t a good, long-term option. The fact of the matter is that asphalt really only has a shelf life of 10-15 years! That’s it! The problem is that the asphalt content in today’s shingles is extremely low. This translates into shingles that begin curling, cupping and shedding granules in just one year. No one wants to replace their roof after a mere 10-15 years and this is why metal roofing is quickly gaining in popularity.
The bottom line is that when it comes to residential roofing, most roofs are replaced, or at least repaired, every ten years. Most asphalt shingle roofs have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. Slate, aluminum, steel, and clay roofs all have life spans of 50-plus years, some lasting up to 200! That sounds a lot better than 10-15 years. We recently had a pretty bad storm here that packed some pretty strong winds. My neighbors house across the street had major roof damage. I’m talking about missing asphalt shingles everywhere! Not what you like to wake up to that’s for sure. Metal withstands any weather condition with ease.
The beauty of metal roofing is that it can stand up to any storm no matter how strong the winds. Bottom line is that it is impervious to the elements that often destroy asphalt roofing materials. So not only will you enjoy the increased durability, you’ll gain the benefit of its eye catching beauty that wont fade, ever. . If you are in the market for a new roof doing a little research will definitely pay off. Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana is proud to be considered one of the trusted leaders in the industry and would love to show you why many are confidently making the switch to metal roofing.