It is a cheaper option of ours for a reason, however, but it still brings its own benefits. They are cheap, light and somewhat malleable, capable of working with any roof out there. They are iconic in appearance, with a variety of designs and colors available as well as additions to help that appearance stand out. Their cheap nature make them excellent for those looking for a quick and efficient installation without too much cost or effort.
Unfortunately, time has not treated them well. Compared to the current options on the market, they don’t last long, around 20 years on average and require constant maintenance compared to metal roofings 60 year average. In windy regions, they can break loose quite easily and they don’t withstand impacts well. It is for this reason that many contractors recommend a different option for a more long term solution.