Metal roofs are not only a popular option for commercial buildings. More and more homeowners in residential areas choose metal roofs for their roof replacement. This is because metal roofs have some great advantages.
Metal roofs are made up of incombustible material and withstand fire, wildfires and lightning. On average, they last between 40 and 70 years, which can make them a smart investment if you need to replace your roof anyway. Some metal roofs can sustain wind speeds of 140 miles per hour and hold up excellent against snow, rain and hail. They are durable and, impact-resistant and don’t require a lot of maintenance. Furthermore, metal roofs are highly energy efficient as they reflect off the rays of the sun, decreasing your house’s interior temperature, which in turn decreases your energy bill. Metal roofs are also considered green because they contain recyclable content and are 100% recyclable. Many insurance companies recommend metal roofs for roof replacement due to their resistance to severe weather conditions, and some might even offer you a discount on your homeowner’s policy.
Metal roofing materials are offered in a variety of shapes, colors, textures and style. Their versatility allows you to create the look you want. They can fake the appearance of any other roofing material. Metal roofs can look just as classy as shingles, wood shakes or tiles. The most common pattern of panel-style metal roofing is known as standing-seam roofing. This type of metal roofing has raised ribs and looks like a typical metal roof. Metal shingle roofing on the other hand imitates the look of shingles, tiles or shakes. Some even have coating applied to them to make them look more realistic. Moreover, metal roofs actually do weigh less than other materials. They weigh about half as much as asphalt shingles and around a quarter as much as tile roofs.
While metal roofs are more expensive than other types of roofing materials, their durability and longevity can justify the higher upfront cost. When it’s time for roof replacement, also keep in mind that the installation of metal roofs is easy and quick if done by an experienced roofer.