Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!
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Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!

You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.

Roofs: They're Definitely at the Top!

3 Reasons To Choose Asphalt Shingles For Your Residential Roof Replacement

Brian Riley

If your home has a metal roof now and you want something completely different when you get a roof replacement, consider choosing asphalt shingles. These are popular for residential roof replacements, and you can choose from basic or luxury shingles to get the amount of protection you want. Here are three reasons why asphalt shingles are a good choice when you're switching from a metal roof.

1. You Can Save Money

A metal roof is more expensive, so making the switch to asphalt shingles will probably cost less and allow you to get a new roof that's easier on your budget. Just keep in mind that the cost of shingles varies according to the grade you buy. Basic shingles cost the least, but they may not last as long as luxury shingles. You'll also have to factor in the cost of tearing off an old metal roof. When you get an estimate of the cost, the roofing contractor will break down the cost of labor and roofing so you can see if you'll save money on a shingle roof and how much you'll save over having a new metal roof installed.

2. You Can Choose Durable Shingles

If you're leery about switching to shingles because you hate giving up your durable metal roof, talk to your contractor about the impact, wind, and fire ratings for luxury shingles. Asphalt shingles have different ratings according to how well they're made. Thick luxury shingles are quite durable and have high ratings, so you can make the switch to an asphalt roof and not worry about storm damage. However, it's possible for luxury shingles and any kind of roofing, even metal, to be damaged in a severe storm.

3. You Can Select Attractive Roofing

Asphalt shingles are available in several colors, and a new shingle roof can be attractive on your home. You might even want laminated shingles that are of a higher quality and made to look more like slate or wood shakes. Ask your roofing contractor to show you samples of different color roofing so you can choose something that matches your siding and adds to the curb appeal of your home. Some asphalt shingle manufacturers even offer a way to upload a photo of your home so you can try different colors of roofing on it and compare how they look.

An asphalt shingle roof could be an excellent choice when it's time for a residential roof replacement. It's a change from metal panel roofing, so your home will have a whole new look. You can change your paint color too and your house will be like a different house, and that's a good look when you're ready for a change.

If you need a residential roof replacement, talk to a roofer near you.