Husky Metal Roofs

Metal Roofs VS other Materials

There is a reason why “Metal Roofing is All we Do!” has become the slogan of Husky Metal Roofs.

The Problem with Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt Shingles are one of the most common roofing systems you will find today. The problem is that the asphalt content in shingles has fallen to an all time low, which results in lower quality roofing. In fact, the quality has gotten so bad that shingles can begin curling, cupping, and deteriorating in as little as one year after installation.

Asphalt shingles often have misleading warranties. In order for these warranties to be effective, the old shingles must be removed first. If a homeowner decides not to remove old shingles, the new shingle warranties are immediately voided, adding an additional cost to your home improvement expenses. If you do manage to acquire a valid warranty claim on an asphalt shingle, most companies will only supply you with the product. They will send you the amount of shingles you need, forcing you to complete the installation yourself or find someone to install it at an additional cost. When you compare asphalt shingles to a metal roof that can be laid on top of your current roof, the quality is unmatched! 

Its Not IF, But When - Asphalt Roofs Are Guaranteed to Fail

Asphalt Singles are made of felt or fiberglass material with tiny stones glued to the surface. As soon as shingles are installed, the weather starts to impact them immediately. The wind, rain, and sun will begin to break down the asphalt adhesive, causing the shingle to deteriorate over time. Curling, streaking and cracking are all common problems for structures with asphalt shingles installed.

Increased Cooling Costs

Unlike metal roofs, asphalt shingles absorb heat from the sun and trap it inside the home's attic space. This causes the home to heat up, which can increase your cooling costs. Metal roofs reflect the sun's rays, keeping your home's cooling costs down.

Stress VS Structure

Asphalt shingles are extremely heavy, piled in layers on top of your house. This causes stress on the structure of your home. Unlike metal roofs, asphalt shingles do not have the ability to shed precipitation during harsh weather conditions. Piles of snow on top of asphalt shingles can lead to serious, costly problems for your home.

Shorter Lifetime

The asphalt industry claims that a shingle roof lasts 17-19 years. The actual lifetime of an asphalt roof is drastically lower than this. An asphalt roof starts to deteriorate as soon as it is installed. Normal weather like snow, rain and sun rays can have a negative impact on asphalt shingles, requiring you to re-roof every 5 to 15 years.

Wood Shakes & Shingles Require Constant Maintenance

Wood shakes and shingles were among the most common roofing materials for hundreds of years in America. Although beautiful in appearance, wood shake requires consistent and costly maintenance. Wood is an organic material. It is susceptible to mold and algae, which means it will retain water and begin to rot. This causes leaks in the roof, which can rot away the battens and decking. Eventually the entire roof will need to be torn off and replaced, placing a great burden on the property and the homeowner.

Ceramic Tile Causes strain on the structure of the home

Clay tiles and slate are thought to be long lasting and efficient. These products are extremely heavy and, like shingles, can cause unnecessary strain on the structure of the home. Clay and concrete tiles are also porous materials. These materials are prone to letting water in, which causes breaking and cracking. Freezing and thawing cycles make this situation even worse! If your home is susceptible to high winds, tiles can easily come off and cause damage not only to your home, but to anything they may fall on.

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