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Shingles Versus Metal Roofing

We are often asked by customers whether it is better to have a shingled roof or a metal roof on their house.

Winton supplies both a shingled roof option and two metal roof options. The shingled roof, an architectural shingle, uses metal valleys, continuous ridge ventilation and an eave guard applied along heated eaves and is a more conventional application for customers.

It is generally less expensive and what you’d anticipate seeing as you drive through most residential neighbourhoods. Shingles can usually be used for roofs between 4/12 to 12/12 pitch. They are not normally recommended above or below this range and in most cases, shingles do not meet the requirements for rural fire resistance without the selection of very specific products and applications.

Metal roofs have two specific profiles; exposed fasteners and hidden fasteners. Roof metal comes with colour-matched metal for all accessories, continuous ridge ventilation and a heat-resistant eave membrane applied along heated eaves.

A metal roof is more typically used in modern contemporary designs, like mono-pitch roofs, or with cabin applications and is typically more expensive than the equivalent shingle application but lasts the lifetime of the building. Metal can be used from 2/12 pitch and above. A metal roof has a much higher fire resistance than the equivalent shingled roof.

There are pros and cons to both. Shingles are the more typical roof finish for customers in general. However, we are happy to talk with you and offer our advice on your specific project to match the look and performance that you’d like to see.

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Shingles Versus Metal Roofing | Winton Homes


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