The upfront cost of asphalt shingles may seem reasonable, but you have to consider that you will most likely have to re-shingle your roof 3-4 times during the lifetime of your house, which makes asphalt far more expensive in the end. Plus, asphalt shingles are boring and have nowhere near the performance of a metal roof. Wood or cedar shakes, though initially attractive, require a lot of maintenance and worse yet, they offer very little fire-resistance. Building codes are changing across North America, and many places in Canada are now recognized as fire zones – your metal roof will NEVER melt or catch fire. Metal Lab roofs are frankly just better, and will surely be a part of the future. Our products are made from recycled material, are 100% recyclable themselves, and are marvellous to boot!