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Is it time to replace asphalt shingles on your roof?

Are you looking for a better alternative to asphalt shingles?

Replacement or installation of a new roof can be an expensive project that will have, at the end, a huge impact on the appearance, value and function of your home. AMT Metal Roofing specializes in metal roof installation in Edmonton, Alberta.

If your roof is more than 10 years old then you might want it to be inspected by a specialist to assess any damage. There are three possible scenarios: your roof is still good for several years, minimal damage is repairable, or it is time to get a new roof.

In this blog post we are going to look at several reasons why you might consider a full roof replacement and why metal tile roofing system is a great alternative to asphalt shingles.

Your asphalt shingles roof is considered damaged if there are:

1. Missing, damaged or torn shingles

2. Shingles that have cracked, blistered or curled

3. Substantial growth of mold or moss on any part of your roof

4. Shingles with missing granules

5. Roof leaks in various spots

6. Rotted roof sheathing

Here are the most common reasons for a full roof replacement

Leaky roof is not always the only reason for a full roof replacement. There are other reasons why you may need to consider a roof replacement. We decided to write about the most common reasons why people need to have a new roof installed:

Repairing roof damage

You may have experienced considerable roof damage over the years, particularly if your roof has endured storms and severe weather. There may be damaged shingles or roof damage caused by the incursion of branches from trees or slipped shingles.

Replacing a worn roof

Asphalt shingles most often last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Unfortunately, harsh weather conditions like storms, hail, ice damming and mold growth can significantly shorten the life of any roof covered with asphalt shingles.

Increasing home value

A new roof can always add value to any home and increase its resale value. Apart from adding an aesthetic impact, a new roof offers security and peace of mind to a prospective home buyer. Buying a home with a new roof gives you assurance that you will not have to worry about roof repair or roof replacement for many years to come. In the case of metal tiles roofs, you will never have to replace your roof again –  we will talk about its benefits later in this post.

Major remodel

Renovation projects can completely change the appearance of your home. Many homeowners decide to have a new roof installed at the same time when replacing exterior cladding. This helps to avoid an unattractive mix of a new exterior and an old roofing.

Alternative to asphalt shingles

Now let’s talk about metal tile roofing systems as an alternative to asphalt shingles and its advantages.

Compared to asphalt shingles, a metal tile roofing system can offer a durable and long-lasting alternative. A metal tile roof can last on average four to five times longer than an asphalt shingles roof. Our metal tile roofs have a 50 year non-prorated transferable warranty!

One tangible advantage of a metal roof over asphalt shingles roof is that it is untouched by fungus or mold. Asphalt shingles can suffer from the infestation of both mold and fungus, which shorten their life span.

Another significant benefit of a metal roof is that it has a higher resistance to fire. If you live in an area that is prone to bushfires or wildfires, this can be an added benefit that can help protect your home and reduce your insurance bills! The same can’t be said for an asphalt shingles roof that can easily succumb to fire.

Being a low maintenance system, metal tiles do not require as much maintenance as asphalt shingles.

Furthermore, our roofing system keeps your attic space much cooler in the summer months.  Metal is a heat reflective material and cools faster than asphalt shingles, which helps regulate the internal temperature in the building.

Another often overlooked benefit of metal tile roofs is their light weight. If you are building your own home, this can have an impact on supporting structure and engineering costs. Because metal tiles are lighter than traditional shingles and conventional clay or cement tiles, the support structures can sometimes be reduced, meaning a lower cost.

If you are planning a replacement or new roof installation in the Edmonton area, AMT Metal Roofing can undoubtedly provide a workable alternative with the installation of a metal tile roof.

If you are looking for a company that can guarantee quality and satisfaction, then AMT Metal Roofing is where you should turn to.