Blog

Benefits of Metal Roofs vs. Asphalt roof

The picture shows the top of a building's metal roof, which offers many benefits for those looking for a long term solution.Looking to replace your roof is no easy task. There are many factors to consider to make sure you get what you need from a purchase that should last a long time. Two of the most popular types of roofing materials are asphalt shingles and metal. But how do you know which is right for you?

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of metal roofs and asphalt roofs so you can make an informed decision. 

1. Lifespan

  • Metal Roofs - A standard metal roof will last around 40 years. Zinc and copper roofs can go strong for even longer!
  • Asphalt Roofs - Most asphalt shingle roofs hold up between 12-20 years.

Advantage: Metal

2. Durability

  • Metal Roofs - Metal roof durability is one of its greatest benefits. Steel roofs usually won’t show wear and tear for decades. Extreme weather such as hail, snow, and ice roll off the surface of metal roofs.
  • Asphalt Roofs - Asphalt takes a pounding in extreme weather. Shingles can be blown off in high winds and hail can crack parts of the roofing

Advantage: Metal

3. Fire Resistance

  • Metal Roofs - Metal roofs are noncombustible, making them great where fires are prone.
  • Asphalt Roofs - Asphalt is combustible and will catch on fire.

Advantage: Metal

4. Maintenance

  • Metal Roofs - When installed by professional contractors, metal roofs will need little maintenance work (check with us for a suggested contractor in your area). Just make sure to clear the gutters and do a visual check from the ground.
  • Asphalt Roofs - Asphalt roofs will need seasonal inspections and shingle replacements from time to time.

Advantage: Metal

5. Installation Complexity

  • Metal Roofs - Metal roof installation is not easy. This complicated process takes a more skilled and experienced contractor to install.
  • Asphalt Roofs - Asphalt shingles are relatively easy to install, when you know what you are doing. 

Advantage: Asphalt

6. Weight

  • Metal Roofs - Don’t let the name fool you. Metal panels are lightweight, so they are easier on your structure. 
  • Asphalt Roofs - Asphalt shingles can end up being heavy and weighing down your home, pole barn, or garage. 

Advantage: Metal

Choosing the Right Material for Your Roof

There you have it. Each material has its perks, and in the end, you will need to weigh the options for you and your family. Mansea Metal produces exceptional metal panels used for roofing, siding and more. If you decide to purchase a metal roof, we can make your experience easy by connecting you with contractors who will install it for you.

Metal Roof Maintenance Tips to Support a Long Lifespan

Metal roofs are one of the longest-lasting types of roofs on the market. The lifespan of a metal roof, if properly installed, will typically extend beyond that of just about any other material. Another wonderful quality of metal roofs is that they...

Top 5 Fall Tips to Keep Up Your Metal Roof

Metal roofing provides support, durability, and a long-lasting solution to protect your home from the elements. Some homes have metal molded into the shingles while others have sheet metal creating a modern look. Both situations benefit from...

Spring Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Metal Roof

We had another harsh winter this year especially with the Polar Vortex impacting the Midwest, Central, and Eastern states. Winter is typically hard on home exteriors, but this year’s weather caused extra damages and cleaning issues for...

Welcome to Our New Website!

We've added great new features and updated our content to bring you the most up to date information about our company.  Check back often for updates.

10 Year Anniversary & Customer Appreciation Event

In thinking about our 10 year anniversary, this moment of reflection, it is important to me. I believe it’s not the journey that matters - it’s who you take the journey with. And I am so proud of what this team has accomplished...

NASCAR Xfinity Alsco 300 Race Recap

Mansea Metal was honored to be a part of NASCAR this season. As proud partners of Dale Earnhardt Jrs racing team, JR Motorsports, Mansea showed their full support by attending the race with most of their work team in tow - some of which were...

NASCAR Ticket Giveaway

As stated in a previous post - Mansea Metal & Midwestern Buildings have teamed up with JR Motorsports, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., for the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series event. The Alsco 300 is to take place July 7th at Kentucky Speedway....

Memorial Day Special! - Premium Rib $1.85/LNFT

Premium Rib, Premium Pricing! Now through Memorial Day, our premium rib metal is discounted to $1.85 a linear foot. This is the perfect time to order metal for your roofing, siding, or pole barn project! As our most popular panel, Premium Rib...

Bet on MWB for Your Equine Pole Barns

The Kentucky Derby is quickly approaching - one of the most exciting times for horse enthusiasts! As a Kentucky rooted company, we know a thing or two about horses and how to create the perfect equestrian post-frame building. We not only focus...

Spring Post-Frame Building Specials

Spring into action and start building your dream with help from Mid Western Buildings! This spring we are offering greater affordability on our high-quality metal pole barn kits. Now through June 1st, we are offering not one, but TWO building...
Page: 123 - All

The Mansea Metal Difference

We Are The Manufacturer

Most of the companies who advertise metal roofing and siding or post-frame buildings are simply reselling products produced by someone else. We produce our own products from rolled steel and have large indoor yards that keep our lumber protected. That way, we control the quality and time of delivery to you. And that creates jobs right here in your home town.

Higher Quality Steel with Superior Finishes

The truth is not all steel is alike, especially when it comes to finishes. That’s why we use Sherwin-Williams WeatherXL™ Coil Coatings. Created to withstand most anything that comes its way, designed to maintain extreme resistance to abrasion, chipping and marring with tremendous color and gloss retention. And you get to select your favorites from more than 22 striking color options

You Won’t Be Shorted On Lumber

When we price a building package, we give you everything you need to ensure structural integrity. Like longer gable posts that extend to the top of the truss, not just tying in at the bottom. And long-lasting pressure-treated wood measuring .60 CCA. You won’t get this quality at a ‘big box’ store. Plus, we use true 6x6’s along with 2x10’s and 2x12’s that are #1 grade.

Request a
FREE Quote
* Indicates required questions
Name *
First
Last
Email *
Phone #
Zip Code *
How can we help you?
You Won’t Find a Better Product, Value, or Service than with Mansea Metal Residential or Commercial. Pick-Up or Delivery.
217-350-0181
859-309-6394
859-544-2935
937-669-7893
937-502-3848