Corrugated Roofing vs Asphalt Shingles

Selecting corrugated roofing over asphalt shingles for your home or business requires careful consideration. There are a number of factors to consider in your decision such as climate and visual appearance.

Corrugated Roofing

Corrugated roofing is manufactured in sheets that often span the length of the roof; all the way from the ridge to the eave. These sheets are constructed of either metal or high strength plastic, depending on the application. Corrugated roofing offers several advantages over traditional asphalt shingles. For one, this roofing can withstand high temperatures making them ideal for tropical climates. Most manufacturers offer 30 and 40 year warranties with these roofs. You can also drastically reduce the labor cost since you can cover more square feet with a single corrugated panel than you could with individual shingles.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles offer more in the way of colors and designs choices than corrugated roofing. They’re ideal for both residential and commercial applications. They come in a wide range of styles such architectural and three-tab shingles. Architectural give a three dimensional look to the roof while three-tab shingles offer a more traditional look. Depending on the manufacturer, these roofs are available with anywhere from a 20 to 30 year warranty.