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Asphalt Vs. Metal Roofing

There are many options available when you’re looking at investing in a new roof, or replacing your existing roof. The two most common roofing products that Ontarians compare are Asphalt and Metal Roofing Products, so we’ve organized some common characteristics of each into a comparison chart to make your research a little easier.


Take a look at the comparison between an Asphalt Roof and a Metal Roof below or take a look at a more in-depth analysis to help you choose which product is the best choice for your new roof.

Asphalt vs Metal Comparison

Asphalt Cost

  • $688.89/Year (50 Years)

Metal Cost

  • $222.22 – 355.55/Year (50 Years)

Asphalt Look

  • Variety of colours available

Metal Look

  • Variety of Colours, Looks, and Textures Available – Even those that mimic asphalt shingles!

Asphalt Longevity 

  • 10 – 15 Years

Metal Longevity 

  • Up to 50 years

Asphalt Durability

  • Less Durable: Subject to Wind, Hail, Snow, Fire, Mildew/Rot Damage

Metal Durability

  • More Durable: Stands up to Wind, Hail, Snow, Fire, Moisture

Asphalt Energy Efficiency 

  • Less Energy Efficient; Absorbs heat from summer sun

Metal Energy Efficiency 

  • More Energy Efficient 

Asphalt Weight

  • Material is Heavier

Metal Weight

  • Material is Lighter

Asphalt Environmental Impact

  • Asphalt can be recycled, but often isn’t

Metal Environmental Impact

  • 100% Recyclable

Asphalt Installation Maintenance

  • Fast/Easy to install
  • Old roof should be removed before installation
  • Subject to more repairs

Asphalt Installation Maintenance

  • Installation requires higher level of expertise 
  • Can be installed over old roof
  • Little maintenance

Re-Sale Value

  • Minor Home Resale Value

Re-Sale Value

  • Higher Home Resale Value

For more information CLICK HERE  to read a more in depth analysis of the differences in Costs, Looks, Longevity, Durability, Energy Efficiency, Weight, Environmental Impact, Installation & Maintenance, and Re-sale Value between asphalt roofing and metal roofing installation.

Use our budget calculator to help you plan for your new metal roof!