Asphalt

Pros: Variety of Colors – Less Expensive – Widely Available

Cons: Shorter Life Span – Less Insulation – Inconsistent Quality

Life Span: 20 – 25 years


This material is the most common in the US, they are mostly popular because they are easy to find, economical and easy to install. They can be reinforced w/ organic material or fiberglass and not change the appearance.

Metal

Pros: Very Durable – Long Life Span – Energy Efficient

Cons: Fairly Expensive

Life Span: 40 to 75 years


Metal Roofs come in a wide variety of materials including aluminum, copper, stainless steel and zinc. Found panels or shingles metal roofs & also have a huge color choices. Resistant to extreme weather and a high solar reflectance this product is a great choice for any area.