When it comes to roofing, you have a lot of choices. In this post, we’ll take a look at the Pros and Cons for 3 very common roofing shingles; shingle types commonly used in northern Wisconsin.
Pros: Inexpensive, easy to install, readily available
Cons: 2.5 – 4.25 pounds per square foot, failure-prone sealants, limited wind resistance, can’t be used below 3:12 roof pitch, life expectancy less than 20 years, prone to streaks and stains
Wood Shakes and Shingles
Pros: Natural beauty, low thermal mass
Cons: Collect and hold moisture, support fungal growth, short life expectancy, costly, difficult to source, requires considerable installation expertise, can require repair with age, perform poorly in damp climates
Pros: Excellent for harsh climates and damp climates, interlocking panels for wind resistance, low weight option at under 0.50 pounds per square foot, integral airspace for energy efficiency, naturally algae resistant, easy to install, many attractive designs and colors, good surface for water collection, very long life expectancy, strong warranties
Cons: Greater initial cost than some products, may require special flashings, 3:12 minimum pitch requirement
3 Shingle Choices, But Only 1 Lifetime Solution
We are partial to aluminum shingles, and have been installing them on homes and buildings in Green Bay, Door County, and all of northern Wisconsin for years. Aluminum shingles manufactured by Classic Metal Roofing Systems are warranted for a lifetime, and are available exclusively in this area from American Metal Roofs of Wisconsin.
Of course, shingles are just one type or style of metal roofing available. Here’s a short video on the types of metal roofing available, to aid in your research.
Have more questions about roofing options? Want to learn more? Our team is here to help. At American Metal Roofs of Wisconsin, we specialize in aluminum roofing; metal roofing that’s made in the USA for the lifetime protection of your home, or other property.