Which is better, a metal or shingle roof? We have a shingle roof, but it needs replacing.

Asked by Deborah
Acworth, GA

Our home is modular, with no attic.


Sean Lintow Sr

Answered by Sean Lintow Sr

Naperville, IL

SLS Construction & Building Solutions

March 14, 2013

Like many things, the answer depends on your budget, tastes, the neighborhood, etc...

With that said a decent quality metal roof properly installed will generally last longer, reflect more heat and not be damaged as easily as most shingle products. Just make sure that no matter which system you go with it is properly installed.

You may also consider looking into cool roofing materials which both roofing materials have. My blog post here has more detail.

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