Asphalt vs. Copper Roofing in NH

With a variety of NH roofing materials available to homeowners, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming.  However, the team from Corriveau Contracting is here to make your life a little easier.  This article will cover a few of the most popular roofing choices and why, or why not, they may be the solution you’ve been seeking.

The first step in choosing the best roofing material for your home is to consider the environment.  If you live in the middle of a city that is protected by other buildings, your options are much different than a countryside home in the middle of open land, subject to strong winds and other environmental factors. 

The second step is to gather information about the pitch of your roof.  Although you may already know this, many homeowners have never given roof pitch much thought.  Whether pitched or flat, there are benefits to both.  Choosing adequate roofing materials can depend on this element, as well.

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Asphalt Shingles

One of the most popular choices among homeowners in New England is the traditional asphalt shingle.  Not only is asphalt a budget-friendly option, but it can also protect your home for around twenty years.


  • Budget-friendly solution
  • Easy installation saves on labor costs
  •  A Large variety of colors and styles to choose from provides your home a unique look.
  • Provides protection in both cold and dry climates


  • Lifting or curling can leave your home open to water damage
  • Moderate lifespan compared to the alternatives
  • Routine maintenance required for optimal performance and protection

Copper Roofing

On the other end of the spectrum, we find copper roofing.  This timeless look dates back centuries to classic European architecture.  However, copper roofing in NH is an option that many people need to plan and budget for.


  • Lightweight material provides ease with installation
  • The distinct coloring will age with elegance over time
  • Extreme durability will protect the home for at least 50 years


  • Almost four times the cost of traditional asphalt shingles
  • Noise.  Although this doesn’t bother many, to some the noise of bouncing hail and rain is unbearable.
  • If a sectional replacement is needed, matching the color can prove to be tricky.

For more information about NH roofing, contact the experts at Corriveau Contracting.  We can help you choose which roofing material is best for your needs and your budget.  Contact us by clicking here or give us a call at (603) 880-9988.