True Cost: Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Roofing


True Cost: Metal Roofing vs. Asphalt Roofing

A common myth about metal roofing is that it costs more than common roofing materials, like asphalt. 

A McCarthy Metal Roof usually costs more than an asphalt roof at installation. However, the total investment is less over time, based on energy savings, low maintenance, long-life, and home value.

Compare true cost metal roofing vs. asphalt


Reduced Energy Savings

Asphalt roofing offers no energy savings.

  • Special reflective finishes on our metal roofing push the sun’s heat away from your roof, reducing heat gain.
  • Proper ventilation with a metal roof manages heat and moisture that builds up in your home.
  • North Carolina homeowners with a metal roof receive energy cost savings of up to 30% per year.


Asphalt roofing requires frequent repair and upkeep costs, including yearly inspection.

  • Our metal roofing is maintenance-free.
  • The warranted protection of the largest, most exposed area of your home includes weather resistance and an entire system of durability.
  • McCarthy metal roofing products maintain their beauty and strength for a lifetime.


Asphalt roofs need replacement every 10 – 12 years.

  • Our metal roofs are warranted to last for a lifetime.

Home Value

Asphalt roofs begin deteriorating the day of installation. Curling, fading, loss of granules, and streaking all detract from the attractiveness of your home and the performance value of your roof.

  • The lasting curb appeal of a beautiful metal roof is unmatched.
  • Homeowners know that they have a transferable warranty when they sell, adding value to the home and attractiveness to buyers.

True Cost: Metal Roofing? Lower than asphalt with a lifetime of benefits.

It is a myth that a metal roof is more expensive than an asphalt roof. Asphalt roofs fail.  In the long run, you will invest in your home for a lifetime and not simply spend ongoing maintenance and replacement costs.

When you’re ready to talk about a permanent roofing solution for your home, we’re here to help.