What is the best value roofing system, steel or asphalt?

As a leading roofing company in the greater Moncton NB area, Artisan Roofing believes that choosing the right roofing material is crucial to the longevity and durability of your roof. In this blog post, we’ll compare two popular roofing materials: GAF HDZ asphalt shingles and Wakefield Bridge steel shingles by Ideal Steel.

While both materials are excellent choices and are at the top of the market for each of their categories, not everyone may know the true differences from a steel roof to an asphalt roofing system. An easy rough price comparison would breakdown as asphalt being the cheapest, steel shingle being the middle priced product and a traditional Standing Seam Steel roof being the most expensive. However, note that the Steel Shingle system offers all the benefits of a traditional standing seam roof, at a fraction of the cost.

Let’s start with the GAF HDZ asphalt shingles. At Artisan Roofing, we install only ONE shingle brand  Timberline HDZ by GAF, for good reason. The HDZ line shingles are known for their dimensional look, many available colours and patented “StrikeZone” nailing area that provides stronger and more secure fastening. However, what sets these shingles apart is their 50-year warranty, which offers unparalleled protection for your roof. This warranty covers manufacturer defects, workmanship, and wind damage up to 130mph, making them a great choice for homeowners who want peace of mind knowing that their roof is protected.



On the other hand, Wakefield Bridge steel shingles are made of galvanized steel and also come in a variety of colours and styles to match your home’s design. They are less expensive than traditional standing seam steel roofing, making them a great option for homeowners who want the durability of steel without the high price tag.

Now, why do we at Artisan Roofing believe that steel shingles are a better overall value? Firstly, steel is a much more durable material than asphalt shingles. Steel shingles can withstand harsh weather conditions, including strong winds, heavy rain, and snowstorms, much better than asphalt shingles can. Additionally, closed fastener steel shingles require less maintenance and don’t need to be replaced as often, saving homeowners a significant amount of money in the long run.

Artisan Roofing specializes in installing Wakefield Bridge, hidden fastener steel shingles. We believe that steel shingles are a premium choice for homeowners who want a durable and long-lasting roof that looks great and offers peace of mind. Our team of experienced professionals can install your steel shingles quickly and efficiently, ensuring that your roof is protected for years to come.

In conclusion, while GAF HDZ asphalt shingles offer a 50-year warranty and some great benefits, we believe that Wakefield Bridge steel shingles are a better overall value for homeowners. They are more durable, require less maintenance, and are more environmentally friendly than asphalt shingles. And at Artisan Roofing, we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible roofing solutions.

If you’re in the market for a new roof, fill out our free no obligation quote form here: https://artisanroofing.ca/get-quote/