Shingled vs. Metal Roofing
At CES Commercial Roofing, we offer a wide range of roofing options for your home. Consider the aspects below when deciding between a shingled or metal roof.
A shingled roof can come in many colors and textures for unique looks.
Benefits of a shingled roof include:
- Low maintenance
Drawbacks of shingles include:
- Short lifespan
- Less versatile
Shingles are a cheaper material and easy to install, so the cost of a new shingled roof may be more affordable than the metal alternative. This option is also low maintenance with a 15 to 30 year lifespan. Shingles come in many styles and colors to fit your home and style.
Meanwhile, metal roofs offer benefits such as:
- Long lifespan
Drawbacks of metal roofs include:
- High initial cost
Metal roofing typically lasts 40-50 years, twice as long as asphalt shingles. Metal roofs are also lightweight and safer as they reflect heat and cannot catch fire. This allows you to save monthly heating and cooling costs.
However, materials are more expensive than shingles, as there is a high initial cost for installation. CES Commercial Roofing offers financing, so you don’t have to wait for our expert residential roofing services in Tampa.
Metal roofs can be noisy in a storm depending on the installation, but our team can help manage the sound with our insulation options.
When Should I Replace My Roof?
Depending on your roof, it may last between 20-50 years with proper maintenance. A recent storm could have caused unrepairable damage, or the materials have aged past their prime. No matter the reason, we’re here for you with high-quality services. If you’re unsure when it’s time to replace your roof, look out for visible leaks, water damage, and cracked shingles. Leaks can be caused by missing shingles, damaged flashing, and shiners. Water can cause damage such as streaks or stains on siding and mold.
Small leaks that don’t reappear can easily be repaired, but if you’re suffering from multiple leaks, severe water damage, and cracked or curling shingles, it’s time for a replacement. Your shingles are a critical part of your roof’s system to lead water toward the gutters and protect the flashing. When your flashing becomes exposed, it can get damaged and expose unprotected wood to the elements.
Don’t put your home at risk for water damage when CES Commercial Roofing is here for you with expert residential roofing services in Tampa. We are licensed, bonded, and insured as the trusted installer for our manufacturer partners.
Trust us for quality solutions when your roof begins to crumble. Call (813) 592-1144 to speak to a member of our team today!
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