This is the most common residential roofing material used in the United States. Economical and easy to install, these shingles can be reinforced with fiberglass or organic materials (cellulose) without changing the appearance of the shingle.
Pros: Asphalt comes in a variety of colors, is widely available and is one of the least expensive materials.
Cons: Asphalt has a shorter life span than other roofing materials, doesn't provide the insulation other materials offer, and the quality varies.
Cost and Life Span: Priced from $70 to $120 a square and, if maintained properly, asphalt shingles will last 20 to 25 years.
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Resistant to extreme weather conditions, metal roofing is available as either panels or shingles, and come in aluminum, copper, stainless steel and zinc. Metal roofing is also know as stone coated steel roofing. Click here to learn more about stone coated steel roofing.
Pros: Metal roofing is durable, lasts longer than conventional roofing, and offers high solar reflectance. You can expect longevity when installed by experienced metal roofers. Springfield, MO is where we call home, and we install metal roofing within a 75-mile radius.
Cons: Metal roofing is relatively expensive.
Cost and Life Span: Prices usually start around $100 to $300 a square, but some styles can cost $600 to $800 a square. Metal roofing lasts longer than conventional roofing.
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