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The roof of your home is a major investment and should be considered carefully when it comes to the type of roof you decide to purchase. Each roofing style has its advantages, and disadvantages, so it is the wise homeowner who will consider all aspects before signing the contract for a new roof. 

In Port Orchard, asphalt roofing and metal roofing are the most popular. Which roof style is best for you and your home? Here are the pros and cons of each.  

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Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Advantages of asphalt shingles

  • Affordability
  • Offers a traditional look
  • Available in a variety of colors and styles
  • Easy to install
  • Individual shingles can be easily replaced
  • No worry about rust 
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Old material can be used as pavement

Disadvantages of asphalt shingles

  • Shorter lifespan than other roofing materials – approximately 25 years
  • Can be damaged by high winds
  • Mildew can be a common problem
  • Not biodegradable

Metal Roofing

Advantages of metal roofing

  • Long-lasting – can last nearly 50 years
  • Lightweight
  • Easy installation
  • Maximum rain and show shedding
  • Energy efficient
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Moss and fungus proof
  • Fire-resistant
  • Excellent for all seasons and climates

Disadvantages of metal roofing

  • More expensive than asphalt shingles
  • Possibility of denting during hailstorms
  • Expansion and Contraction 
  • Possibility of fasteners rusting

It can be hard to decide which of these systems is best for you, your home, and your budget. Contact Port Orchard Roofing for a free inspection to learn more about each type of system. We are a leading roofing contractor in Port Orchard, offering top-notch service, and the utmost level of professionalism to each and every customer. We treat you and your home the way we would want to be treated! 

How do I know if it’s time to replace my roof? 

This is an excellent question! Here are some things to look for. 

  • Cracked shingles
  • Damaged or curled shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • Missing granules
  • Moss or algae growth
  • Damage around chimney or skylights
  • Discoloration in ceilings and walls of the attic

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When the time comes to replace your roof, trust no other than Port Orchard Roofing in Port Orchard! We offer a variety of easy-to-use financing options for homeowners in Washington. We are skilled and trained to help you find the best financing available. (Learn more about the lifespan of asphalt shingles and metal roofs)

Port Orchard Roofing has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, NRCA member, Certainteed credentialed, Angie’s List certified, and a member of the Kitsap Home Builders Associated. Our reviews from your friends, family, and neighbors speak for themselves as well! Our goal is to provide our customers with the best bang for their buck with competitive pricing, without slashing the quality of installation or material. 

Hire a team of trusted professionals when it comes to replacing your current roofing system with a new asphalt or metal roof. Call us at (360)872-6629 to make an appointment for a free inspection! 




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