Shingle Roof vs. Metal Roof
If you are building a new home or you are ready to put new roof on your existing home in SW Florida; knowing the difference between shingle roofing vs metal roofing can help to make the best decision.
The benefits of a shingle roof are the cost efficiency and soundproofing. The biggest con for the shingles is the lifespan. In the Florida climat they typically last about 20 years. Shingle roofing also doesn’t offer the same protection in extreme weather conditions. However shingle roofing is naturally a better option for soundproofing.
Metal roofing is very strong and durable. In addition metal roofing can help your home stay cooler during the punishing Florida summer season. It might cost a little more upfront, but it lasts longer, keeps your house cooler, and is better for extreme weather. In comparison to the shingle roof, metal roofs are often backed by a 40 year warranty. Metal roofing isn’t known for being a great soundproofing option, but with proper insulation you can have the best of all three benefits, durability, soundproofing, and energy savings.