Buying a new roof is a huge investment, so you want to get it right the first time. But sometimes, a simple asphalt roof isn’t your style – what other roofing options are out there?
If metal, slate, clay, wood, or asphalt roofing doesn’t add that unique touch to your roof, there is another option: you can mix and match!
Rescue My Roof has been a leading educator in the roofing industry for over a decade. Today we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about customizing your roofing system.
This article will cover everything you need to know about mixing roofing materials from longevity to pricing. Ultimately, you’ll know the next steps to take to get the most unique roof in your neighborhood. We’ll also provide a downloadable guide to get you started.
Can You Combine Different Roof Shingles?
The simple answer is yes; you can combine different roofing materials to achieve a unique look.
In most cases, you will see asphalt and metal combination roofs for homes that want an industrial vibe.
While you can’t combine roofing materials in the same area (you can’t seamlessly transition from asphalt to metal in the middle of your roof), you can switch up the material in separate areas.
For example, if you want metal roofing on dormers and porches (areas that don’t make up the bulk of your roof), that is entirely possible!
It’s important to note that the more metal you add, the higher the final price of your roof replacement. Installing a metal roof also takes more skill than an asphalt roof installation, and not all roofing contractors will offer a metal roofing service.
If you’re serious about combining an asphalt and metal roof, it’s essential to find a skilled contractor certified in installing both asphalt and metal roofs.
Things You Must Know Before Combining An Asphalt and Metal Roof
Replacing a roof with a combination of materials isn’t your run-of-the-mill roof replacement. The process is going to be different than a simple asphalt roof replacement.
You need to know three things before installing an asphalt and metal roof combination: