If you are considering a new roof, you may want to know the differences between metal and shingle roof installation.
Metal Roof Installation
Metal roof installation usually takes longer and is more labor intensive. This is one of the reasons it costs more. While most asphalt shingle roofs can take 1-2 days for removal of the old material and replacement of new material, a metal roof can take up to 2-3 times as long to install.
Installation of a metal roof requires more skill and expertise than a shingle roof. Drying the roof in often involves using peel and stick underlayment on the entire roof vs. asphalt shingle roofs using a combination of felt and peel & stick. The panels and trim pieces used are more difficult to cut and work with. Panels are cut to exact lengths, folded in certain places and secured to the roof deck with hidden fasteners. The accessory items are installed in a similar fashion. It’s also more difficult to walk on a metal roof, especially when wet or early in the morning when there is dew on the roof.
In some cases, a metal roof can be installed over a shingle roof. In other cases, the shingles must be removed before the new roof can be installed. This will affect your installation time.
Asphalt Shingle Roof Installation
Shingle roof replacements often have larger crews working on them. Often you will have several dedicated guys on the crew that actually install the shingles. The remainder of the crew is busy cleaning up, loading the roof and assisting the shingle installers. Shingle roofs do require a good bit of attention to detail but are not as complex to install compared to metal roofs.
During installation for both materials, you can usually remain in your home. You can expect loud noises as old roofing is removed and new materials are installed. Sometimes, the noises can agitate young children and pets.
Call A Professional to Replace and Install Your Roof
Your roof is the most critical part of your home that protects it from the elements. So if your roof is 10 years old or more, call us for a professional inspection and analysis. We can spot potential problems and fix them long before they will be noticeable to you. Whether it’s metal vs asphalt shingle roofing, Roof Authority offers a complete array of roofing solutions. Contact us today for a roof inspection or quote for replacing your roof with metal roofing or traditional asphalt shingles.