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Why Choose Asphalt Shingles Over Metal Roofing?

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When it comes to choosing a roofing material for home construction or roof replacements, there are a lot of options to consider. Among the most popular are asphalt shingles and metal roofing. While both materials have their benefits, there can be several reasons why a builder or homeowner might choose asphalt shingles over metal roofing.

Mid-Atlantic Roofing Supply sources only the finest asphalt shingles, metal roof panels and related accessories to our partner area builder supply stores. Here are some considerations that builders and homeowners may review when choosing a residential roofing solution.


One of the biggest factors in choosing a roofing material is cost. While metal roofing can be more expensive than asphalt shingles, the price difference is significant enough to make a difference for many homeowners. Asphalt shingles are more affordable than metal roofing, making them a popular choice for those on a budget.


While metal roofing is known for its durability, asphalt shingles can also be very long-lasting. High-quality asphalt shingles can last up to 30 years or more with proper maintenance and care. Metal roofing, on the other hand, can last up to 50 years or more. However, metal roofing can be more susceptible to damage from severe weather events, such as hail.


Another consideration when choosing a roofing material is maintenance. Asphalt shingles are relatively easy to maintain. They can be cleaned with a simple solution of water and mild detergent, and any damaged shingles can be easily replaced. Metal roofing, on the other hand, requires more maintenance, such as sealing and coating to prevent corrosion. Replacing damaged portions can also be complex and expensive.

Energy Efficiency

Asphalt shingles are not known for their energy efficiency, as they can absorb and radiate heat from the sun. However, there are shingles available that are designed to reflect more sunlight and reduce heat absorption, which can help lower energy costs. Additionally, metal roofing can be more energy-efficient due to its reflective properties, which can help reduce energy costs.


The appearance of a residential roof is an important consideration. Asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of colors and styles, making it easy to find a look that complements any style of home. Metal roofing, while also available in a range of colors and styles, can have a more industrial or modern look that may not be suitable for all homes.

Wholesale Residential Roofing Products

Both asphalt shingles and metal roofing have their advantages, and there are several reasons why builders and homeowners in your area might choose asphalt shingles over metal roofing. From cost to durability to maintenance, asphalt shingles offer an affordable, long-lasting and easy-to-maintain option that can be customized to fit the look of any home.

Contact Mid-Atlantic Roofing Supply at any of our 19 modern distribution centers to learn more about partnering with us for wholesale pricing on the top brands of commercial and residential roofing materials, accessories and more.

Posted on behalf of Mid-Atlantic Roofing Supply

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