Asphalt versus metal roofs

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In roofing, like in life, what your mother told you often rings true: You get what you pay for.

By Sean Kadilak, Project Manager Renew Home Exteriors

The quality and selection of roofing materials have come a long way over the past 10 years. To meet a wide variety of budgets and tastes, we specialize in asphalt shingle and metal roofs.

Here’s a rundown of durability vs. affordability between the two.

One of the biggest advantages of a metal roof is longevity. You can reasonably expect a metal roof we install to last 50 years or more. Metal also means lower heating bills and energy savings due to its construction and added insulation needed to install it. And our clients appreciate that a metal roof will deaden noise and withstand extreme weather. There are several styles to choose from, including copper and galvanized aluminum.

In roofing, like in life, what your mother told you often rings true: You get what you pay for. A metal roof will cost anywhere from two to four times as much as an asphalt shingle roof.

The good news for those on a budget is that asphalt shingles have made advancements, too. Also known as architectural shingles, these now come in dimensional colorings for a high-definition profile effect that helps hide dirt or stains.

Warranties range from 15 years for asphalt to 50 years for metal roofs.

It can be a challenge to figure out the best solution, that’s why we send out a technician to help you weigh the benefits. We also help you work with insurance companies, even showing up when the adjustor visits. It’s our pleasure to go the extra mile and advocate for our loyal customers.

We can install roofs year-round, weather permitting. Give us a call before the worst of winter hits and you can have a beautiful and durable new roof to weather the season without worry.

Renew Home Exteriors is headquartered at 1361 Wooster Road W, in Barberton. They beautify homes all over Northeast Ohio. To set up an in-home consultation, call 330-208-9366. Visit for more information.