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Asphalt vs. Metal vs. Slate Roofing: Which Is Best for Your Home?

Are you in need of a new roof for your home? If so, then there are many different factors that you should take into consideration. For example, what contractor will you hire to provide your new roof? Additionally, you will need to decide what kind of roofing you will have installed on your home. This is perhaps one of the biggest home improvement decisions that you will ever make, so it is important to take every aspect into consideration. Each kind of roofing offers its own set of benefits and drawbacks, so you should speak with a professional who can evaluate your needs and help to explain the advantages of each different kind of roofing. So, what is best for your home: asphalt, metal, or slate roofing? Here is some information to consider to help you make this choice:

Asphalt Roofing

Asphalt roofing is one of the most popular roofing options available. It is one of the more affordable roofing options, both upfront and over the life of the roof. Asphalt roofing provides a classic look that homeowners love, and since it can be installed in numerous colors and styles, it is easy to find asphalt roofing that reflects your unique style. Asphalt roofing is also durable and low-maintenance, but it doesn’t last forever. Most homeowners find that their asphalt roofs must be replaced after 10-15 years.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is another popular option for homeowners. Like asphalt roofing, metal roofing is available in a selection of colors and styles. It is incredibly durable, and tends to last much longer than other types of roofing. In fact, when properly installed, metal roofing can last up to 50 years or more on a home.

Slate Roofing

Slate roofing is a unique kind of roof that will give your home a distinct appearance. Slate roofing is incredibly durable, but it doesn’t require annual maintenance to keep it looking and performing its best. If you want a maintenance-free roof, this is probably not the way to go, but it will provide decades of use if you are willing to put in the time and money required to maintain it.

At Shiner Exteriors, we regularly install asphalt, metal, and slate roofing for homeowners throughout Virginia. We are highly experienced in working with all three kinds of roofing materials, and we would be happy to explain to you the features and benefits of these roofs in further detail. We can even help to evaluate your needs and determine which type of roof may be best for your home. And, you can count on our installers to install your new roof with ease, no matter which material you choose. We also back our roof replacements with ironclad warranties for your peace of mind.

To learn more about asphalt, metal, and slate roofing—or to speak with a member of our team about which roofing type may be best for your home—contact Shiner Exteriors today.

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Shiner put its third roof on our 50-year-old shake-roofed house — each roof as good as the previous one and all great, safe, timely, clean and complete.

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    McLean, VA
  • Date
    March 2019
  • Project
    Cedar Shake Roof Replacement
  • Shake Type:
    Anbrook #1 Grade Cedar
  • Shake Color:
    Western Red
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