There are so many roofing options for your home nowadays but the most popular of all remains asphalt.  In fact, an estimated 80% of all American houses are built with asphalt roof shingles. It’s no wonder why. It’s readily available and asphalt is the cheaper of the choices.

The biggest problems with asphalt shingles is that while they are certainly popular and easily less expensive than other roof materials, a common complaint about asphalt shingles has to do with their durability. The problem is that asphalt shingles have been known to become damaged before their warranty expires, and if the manufacturer determines your roofer didn’t install the roof according to “specifications,” you’ll be out of luck.

The other major issue with asphalt is that if you don’t like the idea of having to replace your roof every 10-15 years you really should look for another roofing material. 10-15 years is the max you’ll really get on an asphalt roof without signs of significant damage. Bald spots, worn areas, roof discoloration and pieces that have blown off due to inclement weather, are all problems you’ll see.

If all of this isn’t worth the savings you really need to look into the benefits of a metal roof. Local home inspectors say these roofs will hold up to any and all severe weather episodes including the highest of winds. Plus, many say it’s the last roof you’ll ever need! If all that plus added resale value sounds good to you, Erie Construction of Evansville, Indiana would love to chat with you on the many benefits of a metal roof.  For years,  we have been a trusted leader in the industry because of the quality product we offer and the honest way we do business.