When it comes to roof replacements, many homeowners will often immediately choose to install asphalt shingles due to a relatively attractive upfront cost of asphalt roofs.
However, composition shingle roofs are not always appropriate for all homes, especially if you happen to live in a desert-like environments like Arizona, Nevada, and parts of California and Texas. These areas often experience rapid temperature changes (more on that later), which can shorten the lifespan of an asphalt roof.
Then there are areas like Oklahoma, parts of Texas, Kansas, Montana, etc. that experience frequent and severe hail storms which can easily damage asphalt roofs, often rendering them “beyond repair”. For such areas, a metal roof can often be a better alternative due to its superior durability, longevity, and energy efficiency.