Even though the initial cost is more than a traditional asphalt shingle roof, when you look at the life-cycle costing, it’s much cheaper to go with a metal roof system than it is to go with a traditional asphalt shingle roof. They have great energy savings. They reflect the heat away to make your attic space cooler, reduce your energy use in the summertime and will increase the value of your home. Typically you will find a similar cost factor when it comes to metal and shingles. However, metal roofing can be more expensive depending on the color and panel style. It’s a smart investment overall when it comes to metal roofing. You may pay more upfront but in the long run it’s worth it.