Architectural Asphalt Shingles


Asphalt shingles, also known as architectural asphalt shingles are undeniably the most usual type of roof seen everywhere. Shingles come in rolls and sheets which have mosaic-like structures. They comprise granular ceramic top surface asphalt coating over a base of fiberglass. Asphalts are fixed into wooden framed roof structures and paneled upward on a sloped roof. Asphalt shingles come in 3 categories – 3 tab, luxury, and dimensional. 

Because of the material, asphalt is inexpensive, and its manufacturing cost is low. So it’s a more economical option when considering a roof replacement. Plus, you don’t need to be an engineer to install this kind of roof. Hence you or any contractor you know can do them for you.

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Types of Asphalt Shingles

3 tab shingles

3 Tab Shingles

Complement the exterior of any home with the colors and beauty of 3 tab shingles. 3 tab shingles top off homes with versatile style, vivid color and unique flair.

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Luxury Shingles

Occasionally called premium shingles.

dimensional shingles

Dimensional Shingles

Dimensional shingles are also known as laminate shingles.

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Cost of Metal Roof vs Asphalt Shingles

Next time when you drive down the streets, notice the roofs of the houses alongside!

When it comes to roof replacement or construction, various options deserve your attention! And the topper of the list is asphalt shingles and metal roofs. Though both options are thumbs up, one may serve better than the other, depending on your needs. The material chosen for the construction of the house will have a significant impact on how it looks, costs, and feels. Better have your expectations clear so that you can make the most out of your choice. We at Peace of Mind Roofing in Northwest Arkansas want to bring you the sheer comparison of the cost of metal roof vs asphalt shingles to make you better understand their differences when making your decision when considering a new roof.

What is a Metal Roof

A metal roof is the second most evident kind of roofing after asphalt. It usually comes in macro flat sheets and is folded longitudinally, and has two major categories- flat seam metal and corrugated metal. Flat seam metal is expensive, but its interlocking design is eye-catching and holds the metal roof to the roof surface from beneath, strengthening the roof and making it durable. 

On the other hand, corrugated roofs are more on a classic side and are a decade behind flat seam metal. You can easily find corrugated steel, composite materials, tin, and aluminum. Corrugated metals remain fixed on the roof structure with the help of screws and nails with some rubber washers that act as a gasket on the joints.

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Stacking up the different aspects & cost of metal roof vs asphalt shingles

Giving yourself a new roof is refreshing, no doubt! However, do not let it burn a hole in your pocket, you need to have your budget defined. 

Usually, you will be charged $2 to $6 per square foot of asphalt shingles. Architectural asphalt shingles cost 1/3rd or sometimes 1/2 that of metal roofing. Therefore, installing architectural asphalt shingles are a “no brainer” that any builder or contractor can do without extra architectural skills. Plus, asphalt cost is less responsive to material cost fluctuation, which may not be the case in metal roofing.

Metal roofing is susceptible to material cost fluctuation, and they are expensive as compared to shingles. It can cost you anywhere between $8 to $16 per square foot. If you can go with that budget, excellent! You will get more life out of your metal roof, hence the price! Because of their durability and eco-friendliness, you can avail yourself with benefits like-

  • Additional discounts from insurance companies.
  • Be eligible for tax credits.
  • Saves you from heating and cooling costs, which comes easy on your electricity bill.
Which One Is Right For You?

If you are someone trying to figure out which kind of asphalt shingle would be best for your home then we’d really say there’s no wrong answer here, however 3-tab is probably the most common we see customers going with. Now, if you are trying to decide whether to go with an asphalt shingle roof or a metal roof, and you have a tight budget, the chances are: you will go with asphalt shingles. We would need to at least explain to you that by spending a few extra bucks on metal roofing, you are investing for the next 50 years. On top of that, you get additional advantages that surpass asphalts like – 

  1. The high resale value of metal roofing.
  2. Durability.
  3. Energy-efficient.
  4. Eco-friendly

Hence, our Peace of Mind Roofing team believes that metals roofs are worth your investment. They deserve the price they call for, but asphalt shingles are no way behind it. Both have been ruling the market for decades with their ease of use, and it really comes down to what is more important to you, the homeowner, so make your choice wisely.

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