You have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to installing a new roof. It can be difficult to decide which type of shingle you want to put on your home. Most Eugene homeowners end up going with either metal or asphalt roofing, because these are the most popular and cost-effective materials. 

To help you further narrow down the choice, let's take a look at some of the differences between metal roofs and shingle roofs.

Metal Roofing Has a Longer Lifespan

Your investment in a metal roof means you won't have to worry about getting a roof replacement for a long time. Most metal roofs boast a lifespan of 50+ years—that's a standard steel or aluminum roof. If you upgrade to zinc or copper, your roof could last 100+ years!

Asphalt Roofs Offer More Style Options

Yes, it's true. While metal roofing has come a long way in the looks department, asphalt shingles continue to be available in many more colors, styles, and patterns. However, you can find beautiful metal roof systems in a variety of intense and metallic shades. The type of roof option you want ultimately comes down to your budget and style preferences.

Metal Roofing is More Cost-Effective Long-Term

While metal roof panels cost more up front compared to asphalt roofing, they'll save you money in the long run. According to HomeGuide, a 1,200 square foot asphalt roof costs about $4,300, and a standard galvalume metal roof costs $7,700.

However, an asphalt roof lasts about 20 years before it needs to be replaced. Since the metal roof lasts 50+ years, you won't have to worry about paying for additional installations in that time. In other words, you'll pay about 2.5 times more for asphalt roofing over the same 50-year period compared to just getting a metal roof.

Asphalt Roofs are Easier to Install & Repair

If you want something that won't take a lot of effort to install, consider asphalt roofing. These roofs are made up of layers of thin shingles. They are smaller and lighter than metal roof panels and require less training to install. Simply put, an asphalt roof shingle is easy to nail on and tear off, which means lower labor costs and less time involved in repairs. 

Learn More About Our Eugene Roofing Services

Are you ready to get started with a roof installation in and around Eugene, OR? Contact Expert Roofing Services, a BBB A+ rated company, about a free estimate for asphalt and metal roofing.

We also work on:

  • Commercial Roofing
  • Gutters
  • Skylights

Feel free to give us a call to set up a free consultation with one of our contractors right away.