Recent years have seen a rapid growth in the popularity of metal roofing in Chicago for a variety of reasons: increased concern about the environment, shifts in home aesthetics and improved ease of installation, as well as many others.
Metal Roofing vs Asphalt Shingles
We believe metal roofing compares favorably in contrast to asphalt shingles in nearly every metric. While asphalt shingles remain the cheapest solution in most cases, over time the reduced need for maintenance, improved energy efficiency, and longer roof lifetime tilts the balance in favor of metal roofing.
Our metal roofing also offers greater protection against fire and other hazards, minimizes the potential for pests and minor damage, and offers a far smaller environmental impact than asphalt shingles.
Metal Roofing vs Tile
Tile has long stood as the king of roofing materials, and for good reason: beautiful, long-lasting, and energy efficient, there’s a lot of good to be said about a well-constructed tile roof. That said, we believe metal roofing competes quite effectively with tile in a variety of metrics.
Unlike tile roofing, metal roofing is light and easily installed; Chicago homes that couldn’t hold up a tile roof without serious remodeling and careful engineering can take on metal roofs without a problem. Metal roof panels are also far cheaper to install than tile, as the labor and material costs of tile both greatly exceed what you’d pay for comparable metal roofing.
There are a few benefits unique to metal roofing worth exploring, beyond simple comparisons to other materials. First and foremost is the flexibility of metal roofing; you can imitate a wide range of materials with metal roofing, without exposing yourself to the various unique challenges and expenses of materials like tile.
For us, metal roofing also stands out for the ease and speed of installation, as metal roofing panels can frequently be slotted directly over the existing roof without the added weight causing any problems. Even asphalt shingles cannot be installed over other shingles as easily, due to the risk of depressions and similar problems stemming from the compression of early shingles.
If you decide a metal roof is right for your Chicago home or business, it’s important that you choose a contractor comfortable with the material. The EcoMetals team specializes in metal roofs, making us an excellent selection for nearly any project. Our focused expertise ensures you get the best materials, superior installation, and effective support and maintenance over the many years your metal roof will last.
If you’d like to learn more, or would like to hear an estimate for metal roofing in Chicago, contact EcoMetals today at https://ecometals.net/get-a-quote/.