A property owner will have a perplexing decision in front of him/her when it pertains to their roof.
What material is going to look right? Which material is going to last for a long time to come? There are so many variables, and it can become a challenging process for those who are particular about the route they're taking. You never want to end up on the wrong side of things.
To make this decision a smidgen easier, it's best to look at the two popular materials being used right now. These materials include asphalt shingles and metal.

Pros
1) Durable
Studies have shown metal can handle inclement weather with ease and is going to last for a long time to come. For those who want to make a one-time investment you're going to enjoy metal. It is wonderful for those who are looking to make a solid investment right out of the gate.
 
2) Lightweight
Metal is lightweight compared to asphalt and this is good for those who want a seamless solution that doesn't put pressure on the property's foundation. There are many examples where wear and tear takes place because of the roof's weight. A lightweight solution is easier to manage and helps prolong the roof's life.

Cons
1) Costly
Fo those who are investing in new roofing, your eye is going to be on the costs and metal roofing isn't budget-friendly. When compared to asphalt shingles this can be a hefty price to pay for property owners. In the end, it comes down to what you feel is going to matter most. Do you reside in a place where the weather fluctuates rapidly? Do you have an endless budget to work with? You will need to account for these before weighing the options in front of you.