Aluminum Metal Roofs vs. Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles may be one of the most common roofing materials in the country, however that does not necessarily make them the best choice for the new roof on your Salem, MA home. At one point in time hanging witches on the streets of Salem, MA was a common occurrence, so perhaps it is time to put your old roofing materials choices in the past too!
The coastal views of Salem, MA may be beautiful, but they can contribute to some pretty severe weathers conditions at times. Asphalt shingles tend to experience quite a bit of damages thanks to severe weather, along with the occurrence of mildew and moss growth, which tends to shorten their lifespan. The average lifespan of an asphalt roof in Salem, MA is around 15 years.
Aluminum metal roofing however is superior in terms of leak prevention and wind resistance. Additionally aluminum metal roofs are fire-resistance! These factors contribute to your aluminum metal roof offering a lifespan 3 to 4 times longer than an asphalt shingle roof installed on the same day!
Environmental Impact and Efficiency
Around 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are disposed of in the U.S. every year and a large majority of that number is from installation scraps and tear-offs from re-roofing. Aluminum metal roofing however, contains approximately 95% recycled materials and is itself recyclable! How’s that for a decrease in environmental foot-print?
Additionally, aluminum metal roofing reflects the suns heat, keeping your home closer in the summer! Homes with aluminum metal roofs versus asphalt shingles see energy bills 25 to 30 percent lower during summer months. Roofs installed by Classic Metal Roofs are all Energy Star rated!
Learn More About Metal Roofs
To learn more about our wide variety of metal roofing options and for a free quote contact Classic Metal Roofs today at (866) 303-2002 or complete our online form.