You’ve been noticing tiles from your roof ending up in the front yard and now there’s a leak coming from the ceiling in your home. It’s official: you need a new roof. Once you’ve settled on the fact you need to get a replacement, you need to decide what material you will choose. The two most popular choices for roofing material are asphalt shingles and metal shingles. Take a look at the pros and cons of each before making a final decision on your Nashville roofing:

Asphalt Shingles

Pros: Many houses have been built with asphalt roofs, so it’s a material builders have come to know and trust. The price is right, and it’s extremely easy to work with. If a shingle should break in the future, asphalt shingles are quite easy to repair or replace. They also come in many designs and styles to choose a look that fits your home!

Cons: These shingles can be susceptible to bad weather, like hail. They are also quite heavy, which could cause problems to your home if it isn’t strong enough to hold a heavier roof. Sometimes builders will choose a more boring color than you may want, even though they come in fancier styles and themes.

Metal Roofing

Pros: Metal is one of the lightest materials available when it comes to roofing! This type of roofing also offers great weather resistance from hail and other severe storms. A metal roof can also last around 60 years—-that’s about 40 longer on average than an asphalt roof. These roofs are also environmentally friendly, as they are made from recycled content and reflect heat from the homes they protect.

Cons: Metal roofs are a bit on the pricey side, so if you choose a metal roof, you must be prepared to dish out some extra cash. They can also have a harsh appearance that reminds most folks of a barn or a similar building. These roofs also expand and contract which can affect their ability to keep water out over time.

How to Decide

If you’re not sure how to decide, be sure to call the professionals at Sparks Roofing today! We are proud to offer free consultations to help you choose the perfect look for your home. We can also discuss budget with you to make sure your selection is the best one for your home as well as your wallet. Call us today to learn more about our Nashville roofing services!