Asphalt vs Metal Roofing


When considering a roof replacement, the first roofing material you considered was most likely asphalt shingles. It is true that most houses have asphalt shingles. This option is the most affordable option and can last up to 20 years, but have your heard of metal roofing?

No Payne Roofing Inc. in Calgary shares the comparisons between metal and asphalt roofing.

Comparing Asphalt with Metal Roofing

Cost and Lifespan: 

No Payne Roofing estimates that an asphalt roof will cost between $3-$5/square foot installed. A metal roof will start at $6/square foot, but can be much more.

Asphalt is much less expensive than metal roofing systems, however, a metal system can last a minimum of 50 years and may last as long as 100 years! Asphalt roofing materials are manufactured better than they used to be. They have a lifespan of 15-20 years depending on the product.

When not properly installed or if parts of an asphalt system are replaced for cost consideration, the life cycle will be shortened to half or less. If you’re choosing asphalt, make sure you have it installed by experienced roofers like No Payne Roofing Inc.

Though a metal roof is much more expensive, you’ll only have to replace the roof once. This is something to consider if you plan on being in your home for a long time, or for life. Read more 2019 roofing price considerations.


Alberta’s weather causes the most extreme expansion and contractions in your roofing system because of the temperature fluctuations. This will cause damage over time. Poor ventilation of the attic can also cause damage to an asphalt system. Hail and wind storms will also shorten the life of an asphalt roof. If asphalt is your final choice, make sure you invest in top-of-the-line products and professional installation.

Metal roofing can last a lifetime. They are incredibly durable, sustaining high winds and fluctuating temperatures without cracking or breaking away. Because of their durability, they do not require regular costly maintenance and will rarely need repair.

Installing a metal roof can protect your home from more than just the weather. They are fire resistant, improving your home’s safety. Metal roofing also resists rot, mildew and insects. A metal roof will not curl, crack or break away like asphalt shingles.


Proper ventilation and attic insulation can assist your asphalt roof with energy efficiency. Still, asphalt will absorb the sun’s heat. Metal roofing reflects solar heat. This can reduce your cooling costs in the summer. According to reports, a metal roof can save 40% off your electricity bills running the AC in the summer. Both roofs are capable with solar panels, if this is your plan for the future.

Why many people are choosing metal roofing systems:

Mike Holmes commented on HGTV’s “Ask Mike Holmes: What Roofing Material is Best?” that metal is one of his favourite roofing materials. In regards to choosing metal or asphalt shingles, he said, “If you go with asphalt, you’ll need to replace your shingles at least twice. I don’t care what the warranty says: an asphalt shingle will last 10-15 years maximum. They start to break down as soon as their exposed to weather and if you don’t replace them you expose your home to the elements, making it vulnerable.”

Metal roofing systems are more expensive than asphalt roofs, but it should be considered an investment. You only have to install a metal roof once and won’t have to pay for a replacement for as long as you’re in your home. A metal roof can last up to three times longer, raise the value of your home, reduce maintenance and help you better protect your home from the elements.

Roofers in Calgary

No Payne Roofing offers a range of roofing and exterior renovation services. Their team of experienced and skilled roofers will ensure your project is installed perfectly the first time. From roof replacements to roof repairs in Calgary, they offer reliable, fast and courteous services along with unmatched quality craftsmanship.

Contact No Payne Roofing today!


970 x 250 - Billboard

RenovationFind Certified is a symbol of integrity held by only the most trustworthy companies in home improvement, service, maintenance.  It increases consumer confidence in your business, giving you an edge over your competition while validating you as the best.
More than an online directory, we are Western Canada’s fastest growing marketing platform for promoting and connecting the best trades, service, and home improvement companies to homeowners.

Click To Find >>>>> Roofers in Calgary. 

Add Comment

Required fields are marked *. Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Prove you're not a robot :