It is typical of most homeowners to have some experience with asphalt shingle roofing installation. However, there seems to be an emerging trend where most people who are doing upgrades for their roofing are choosing metal roofing installation. Perhaps you have also observed this new trend and you are wondering what the motivation is for those people that are choosing to go this direction instead of struggling with constant roofing repair. If this describes you, there are a few things you want to learn before you approach Austin roofing contractors.

Weight: Most people believe that metal roofing installation will be heavier but the truth is that nothing is further from the truth; metal roofing installation materials are much lighter than asphalt shingle roofing installation. On the average, a metal roof will weigh about 1.4 pounds for every square foot while asphalt will weigh between 2 to 5 pounds for a square foot. The advantage of this light weight when it comes to metal roofing materials is that you can easily install it over any existing roof whether it is asphalt or wooden shingles without any compromise to the roof structure.

Durability: Metal roofing installation materials are truly long lasting and they are known to outlive shingle roofing installation materials by a factor of four or more. Just because most roofing contractors Austin prefer to install asphalt shingles is not necessarily proof that they are more reliable or permanent; the reason may be because they are easy to install and you don’t need any specialized training to do so. The key motivation for asphalt shingle roofing installation is that they know at one point soon they will need to replace it even before the expiry of the warranty. The integrity of metal roofing sheets cannot be compromised by the sun or heat like asphalt and they will perform for many decades longer.

Warranty: Moat people get surprised when they learn that the lifespan of asphalt composition doesn’t correspond with the warranty period given for shingles. The warranty you receive from the seller cannot be an assurance that it is going to last that long. In most parts of the country where shingles are given a 40 year warranty, you will be very lucky if they go very far beyond the 15 year mark; actually, most manufacturers give shingle roofing installation a 19 year old warranty. This cannot be compared with the 100 year warranty period for any  metal roofing installation

Aesthetics: Asphalt shingle roofing installation have consistently been used as the roofing material of choice for more than 100 years now across the entire North American region; this is perhaps because they were deemed the most affordable roofing material; they are also so predictable in terms of appearance.  Anyone who has set their eyes of metal roofing materials will tell you how there is variety in terms of style, shapes or color. When the topic of metal roofing installation is mentioned most people can only relate with rib roofing. Metal roofing actually offers more in terms of appearance than all other roofing materials you have seen in the market.

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If you are looking for metal roofing installation or shingle roofing installation then call to JC Roof Construction LLC at (512) 833-9353.