Cost of Metal Vs. Shingle Roof


A shingle roof is cheaper to install, but in the long run a metal roof provides better value. Also, the cost of metal roofs has dropped over time, making them more affordable.

Prevalence of Shingle Roofs

  • Immediate and short-term costs are often the most important consideration for homeowners when it comes to roof repair. That's one reason more than 70 percent of American homes have shingle roofs.


  • Ease of installation saves on labor costs for shingle roofs. A crew need not be highly trained. They can install a shingle roof in as little as a day.


  • Metal roofs require less maintenance and will outlast shingle roofs. Most are guaranteed for 30 to 50 years, whereas shingle roofs average 17 years.

Insulation Properties

  • Metal roofs insulate better and will save money on utilities.


  • Metal is less likely to leak than asphalt, saving you repair costs.

Additional Advantages of Metal Roofs

  • Metal roofs are fireproof, recyclable and cost less to insure.

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