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Metal Roofing vs Shingle Roofing: Which Is Right For You?

Are you in the market for a new roof? Think it is time to replace your current one? Considering metal but not sure of the advantages? Wondering if a shingle roof would be the right decision for your home? At Timberman Roofing, we proudly offer both shingle and metal roofing options depending upon your exact needs and vision. There are advantages to both shingle and metal roofing and today we’re going to discuss them. If you have any additional questions about metal or shingle roofs feel free to reach out to us, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Ready to schedule your appointment with us? Visit our Contact page or give us a call today.


When it comes to purchasing a new roof, it can be a pretty expensive investment. Metal roofing is more expensive upfront, however in the long run metal roofing tends to last around 50 years, meaning you’d need to replace a shingle roof about 3 times during that time frame in some cases. Newer shingle roofs may last longer, always ask for the most long-lasting brand anytime you are opting for shingle.


When it comes to investing in your roof, longevity is an important factor to consider. Metal roofing typically lasts around 50 years (longer when certain metals are used), while shingle roofs tend to last about 10-15 years. For those staying in the space long-term, it can make metal a worthwhile investment in some cases, however, if you have any plans of moving you may want to opt for shingle.

Weathering Performance

Living in the Florida Panhandle, we have some extreme weather conditions such as high winds, extreme heat and even hurricanes. All of these factors can take a toll on your roof and even lead to damage. Metal roofing tends to outperform shingle roofing when it comes to weather, withstanding strong winds, extreme heat and even hail. It can be more expensive to repair, however, in the event it is damaged.

Property Value

Thinking of selling your home? Wondering if a new roof can improve your property value? Metal roofing lasts for 50+ years, making it a very worthwhile investment. Shingle roofs may not last as long, however, a newer roof can be the difference between selling your home quickly or taking awhile.

Contact Our Florida Panhandle Roofing Company Today

Ready to schedule your appointment with our roofing company in the Florida Panhandle? Contact Timberman Roofing today to get started, we would be happy to help with any of your roofing needs.


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