How to Decide between a Metal and Shingle Roofing System

If you’re planning to renovate your home, one of the considerations you need to take into account is the quality of your roofing. With most home improvements, there is a straightforward relationship between quality and expense and in this case of roofing, if the quality is good, it is long lasting as well.

In buying your new roof, you also need to consider its cost. You need to be aware that different roof configurations and different materials can make a big difference to your roofing system. In addition, you may also pay for labor costs for installation as well.

Asphalt roll roofing is created with large rolls of the same material used in asphalt shingles. The average lifespan of this is from 5 to 10 years. If you are wondering about its installation costs and lifetime value, normally, it would cost you $2.25 per square foot or a total of $4,500.

There is also another option which is built-up roofing which is a layered roof that is created by alternating layers of roofing and other materials such as bitumen and fiberglass. Average lifespan is from 20 to 30 years. Installation costs and lifetime value is at $4 per square foot with a total of $8,000.

Next choice that you can choose from for your new roofing system is the composite asphalt shingles. This is the most popular type of roofing material that is being used in 80% of all homes. The average lifespan of this type of roofing is 15 to 40 years depending on the quality of the materials picked.

To help you decide between metal roofing and shingle roofing system, check out and read this infographic for more details.

For West Virginia roofing, contact Fahey Roofing Contractor.