Metal Roofing is an excellent choice for many homes that are looking for a distinctive look with long-lasting benefits. However, it comes with a higher cost and therefore is not right for everyone.
An Investment in Longevity
Metal roofing made from steel, aluminum, copper or lead-coated copper will not rust, rot, warp, or water-log. It is not susceptible to mold or attractive to bugs. When installed properly, they can last 40-70 years with minimal maintenance.
A metal roof can also increase your home’s value by up to 6%. According to a HomeGuides study, metal roofing recoups 85.9% it’s cost on a national average, with the Northeast region leading with 95% value upon resale.
Superior Against the Elements
Compared to asphalt, metal is far better at withstanding weather elements such as heavy snow, torrential rain, hail, high wind, and fire.
And contrary to popular belief, metal roofing is less dangerous during a lightning storm. The top factors in determining where lightning will strike: land topography and height of structures/trees in the area. In the rare occurrence, your home is struck, metal is safer because it will not combust or catch fire.
Energy Efficiency and Savings
According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, a properly installed metal roof can save you up to 40% in energy costs. Keep in mind there are other factors such as air leakage through different parts of the home that need addressing as well. Most metal options feature advanced options such as “cool roofing” which uses pigment within the paint to reflect solar heat energy. But even a simple metal roof will still perform much better than asphalt against the solar heat gain.
Many Styles and Options
Metal roof technology has come a long way in the past decade. You have options that mimic the classic shingle look as well as a more contemporary style. With a metal shake, slate, and tile options, you can get the traditional appearance with advanced performance.
Or, you can opt for the new residential look, standing seam metal roofing. Not sure what that means? See the image below or check out our article, What is Standing Seam?
There are several reasons metal roofing is environmentally friendly. First, metal is recyclable. That one is easy. Secondly, in some cases, it is so light-weight you can install it on top of old asphalt shingles. Keeping them out of the landfill. Finally, metal is the ideal material to partner with other eco-conscious initiatives like collecting rain-water or adding solar panels.
We’ve got your home covered
There are many cost-effective and low-maintenance roofing options available as well. For example, if you don’t plan on staying in a home for very long, you might not want to invest in a long term roofing solution.
We provide contractors everything roofing, including asphalt shingles and composite shake and slate tiles. Whatever kind of roofing you’re considering, we’ve got you covered.