Each of our Ready-To-Move (RTM) homes are as unique as you are, and our team will walk you through all the choices to truly make it your own.
One of the options you have is choice of roofing materials, and there are pros and cons to metal or asphalt shingles. Metal roofs are a good choice in windy locations and won’t deteriorate over time. “A standing seam metal roof is the best roof in the business,” says Watson’s Roofing owner, Dan Huberdeau. On the downside, they cost 30-35% more than traditional shingles. Metal roofs may not be the best choice for a straight roof line, because the resulting look may be reminiscent of a shed or barn.
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material in North America. They are an affordable option, come in a very large variety of colours and styles to choose from, and have a great manufacturer warranty. In very windy locations there is more potential for shingles to blow off. Their lifespan is typically shorter than that of metal roofs, and asphalt shingles can break down if tree debris is not cleaned out of valleys.
“Regardless of what you put on your roof, it’s only as good as its installation. If it is installed correctly to manufacture specs, it’s going to last its full duration.”, says Huberdeau.