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Metal Roofing vs Asphalt Shingles for Your New Roof

Need a new roof over your head, or a big repair? Maybe you’re debating whether to go asphalt or metal. And if you’re not sure -- bring in a professional to help you make this important decision. Knowing your options and understanding the steps involved in a new roof installation can remove the mystery.

Good news. It’s not that mysterious. Eli will come out and inspect your home or commercial property, answer all your questions and give you a bid. Even better? Most roofing jobs take one day to complete, from start to finish.

Check Out the Warning Signs

It takes only a moment to find out if you really need a new roof. If it’s not too bad and you’re handy with repairs, you can certainly do it yourself by replacing old shingles, cleaning your gutters or patching a leak.

But if there’s a leak? Don’t leave it alone. A small leak can turn into a big headache. Use roofing cement, roofing tape or a tarp to protect the roof that protects you and your family or customers from the outdoors. Fix that leak, then call in the experts.

And when you make that call, talk to Eli. His focus at Amish Roofers is on your roof. Whether you decide on metal or asphalt, Eli will come out and walk you through your options.

Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roof on the market and if you take care of it, it will take care of you. Your roof needs a good inspection every other year to ensure that nothing is wrong, but that’s easy enough for you to do. If you’re replacing your roof, you want the best product on the market today and a professional to install it.

If you make the decision to go asphalt, then go GAF. GAF asphalt shingle roofs are one of the most popular brands available on the market today, and Amish Roofers is proud to be GAF certified.

There are color and style options. And super great warranties.

Metal Roofs

There are a few different metal roof designs you can choose. Amish Roofers specializes in standing seam metal roofs, as well as exposed fastener metal.

Standing seam metal is installed in large sheets attached side-to-side. The seams stand higher because of the click-lock or snap-lock design between each sheet. This design is very popular precisely because the seams are concealed. And standing seam metal roofs come with a lifetime warranty. (Yes, you heard right. Lifetime warranty.)

Exposed fastener metal is also popular. The metal panels are fastened down using bolts or screws -- and are exposed -- and take less time to attach, which means less expensive labor costs. Metal roofs are highly desired because they are recyclable, last a long time, and they definitely boost your property value. Don’t forget to discuss color options with Eli.

Check Us Out on Facebook

If you’d like to see more metal and asphalt roof designs installed by Eli and crew, follow Amish Roofers on Facebook.

Get ready for some great photos!

Amish Roofers: Building Metal and Asphalt Roofs in Southern Indiana

Whether you choose shingle or metal for your residential or commercial needs, Eli and his crew provide experienced roofing workmanship that can be trusted for years to come.

We serve customers across Southern Indiana and chances are your neighbors or local businesses have roofs that have been installed by Amish Roofers.

Give us a call or email us for a bid. As soon as we get off the roof, we’ll get back to you.

Talk soon!


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