Ridgeline Roofers Columbia Explains the Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Shingles

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Ridgeline Roofers Columbia, a reputable residential and commercial roofing contractor serving Columbia, MD and surrounding areas, recently outlined the pros, cons, and key differences between metal roofing and asphalt shingle roofing. The company provides installation and repairs for both roofing types and recommends considering the unique benefits and drawbacks of each when deciding on the optimal roofing material.

According to Ridgeline Roofers Columbia, metal roofing stands out for its exceptional durability and longevity, with a typical lifespan of 40-70 years. The material is naturally resilient against damage from hail, falling debris, high winds, and even fire in some cases. Metal roofing is also praised for energy efficiency, as it reflects a significant portion of sunlight to reduce heat absorption in warm weather. Environmentally, metal is a sound choice as well, since most metal roofing contains a high number of recycled materials.

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However, Ridgeline Roofers Columbia notes metal roofing also has some downsides to weigh. The material carries a notably higher upfront cost compared to asphalt shingles. Property owners can also expect amplified noise during rainstorms if insulation and soundproof underlayment aren’t installed properly. Over decades of use, meticulous maintenance is required to avoid rust and corrosion issues.

On the other hand, asphalt shingle roofing provides a more budget-friendly option in terms of initial purchase and installation costs. Asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of aesthetically pleasing styles and colors to match diverse home architectures. The roofing material readily withstands regular weather patterns and offers adequate protection across changing seasons. Roofing contractors can also install asphalt shingle roofs quickly and efficiently.

However, Ridgeline Roofers Columbia points out that asphalt shingles have a significantly shorter lifespan of just 15-30 years compared to metal roofing. They tend to absorb and retain heat, making them less energy-efficient, and most asphalt shingles end up in landfills after replacement. Asphalt is also more prone to damage from hail, debris, high winds, and fire over time.

Understanding the pros and cons of both metal roofing and asphalt shingles can help property owners make informed decisions when it comes to choosing the right roofing material for their needs.

Israel Nathan, a satisfied customer of Ridgeline Roofers Columbia, left a 5/5-star review on Google, stating, "I've known these guys for a while. They're honest and are always looking out for their customers' best interests. They're the only company I trust to work on my personal home."

“To make the best decision for your roof, carefully weigh the pros and cons of metal vs. asphalt shingle roofing,” stated the spokesperson for Ridgeline Roofers Columbia. “Both materials have unique advantages depending on your priorities. Our knowledgeable roofing specialists can provide quotes for either material or help you select the ideal option for your property.”

Ridgeline Roofers Columbia is a trusted residential and commercial roofing contractor based in Columbia, MD. With a commitment to excellence, they specialize in new roof installations, roof replacements, roof repairs, gutter services, vinyl siding, window replacement, and more. Serving customers in Columbia, Owen Brown, Hickory Ridge, Kings Contrivance, Long Reach, River Hill, Wilde Lake, Dorsey's Search, Ellicott City, Elkridge, Jessup, Savage, and beyond, Ridgeline Roofers Columbia offers quality craftsmanship, exceptional service, and free estimates for all roofing projects.

To request a quote or roof inspection for a metal or asphalt shingle roof, call Ridgeline Roofers Columbia at (410) 774-6620 or email Their office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Visit for more information about the company’s comprehensive roofing services.

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About Ridgeline Roofers Columbia :

Ridgeline Roofers Columbia services the roofing needs of Columbia, Maryland and the surrounding Howard County area. They specialize in asphalt shingles and flat roof torch down.

Contact Ridgeline Roofers Columbia:

Ernest Krebs

6233 Copper Sky Ct, Columbia, MD 21045

(410) 774-6620

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