Which Is Better, Shingles or Metal Roofing?

Which Is Better, Shingles or Metal Roofing?The decision to have a new roof installed on your home is a huge decision in and of itself. However, it’s not the last one you’ll have to make as a homeowner undergoing a roof replacement.  You see, once you decide on investing in a new roof, you’ll have to determine which kind of roofing you want to have installed. There are a number of options available, two of the most popular being shingles and metal roofing. This begs the very important question: which is better, shingles or metal roofing?

The answer to this question is that it depends. Truthfully, there are many pros and cons of both shingles and metal roofing, and only an individual homeowner can determine which option is better for their unique preferences.


Shingles are one of the most traditional roofing types. They are available in many styles and colors, allowing you to find the perfect look for your home. Shingles are low-maintenance and have an average lifespan of about 15 years.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing has grown in popularity in recent years thanks to its durability and longevity. Metal roofing can last 50 years or more, meaning you’ll likely never need to have another roofing system installed as long as you own your home. Additionally, there are many colors and styles of metal roofs available, allowing for true customization.

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Contact Roland Slate Service Company today to speak with a member of our team about your roofing options. We’ll listen to your needs and help you choose the best roofing system to meet them.

About Us

Roland Slate Service Company is a highly trusted, family-owned and -operated, award-winning specialty roofer. We service all slate, asphalt, copper, and metal roofing, and provide renovations for historic roofs. We also perform masonry repairs, in addition to selling and installing premium doors, windows, siding, and other home improvement products.