Are you considering a metal roof for your home? You’re already taken the first step to your new roof: research. There are many benefits to installing a metal roof.
If you have any questions, please call us. We will be more than happy to offer advice on choosing the right roof. Here are 6 benefits to metal roofing!
Most new metal roofs come with a long warranty. What is more important; however, is the life span. Every other roofing product has a warranty that is prorated because the typical life expectancy is LESS than the warranty length. With metal roofing it is the opposite. Whether the metal roof is stone coated or painted, the life expectancy is typically 100+ years. If you purchase a metal roof, you shouldn’t need to replace the roof for the rest of the time you own that home.
Metal is a fire-resistant material and, in fact, metal is considered a Class A fire resistant material. Having a fire resistant roof gives your home a better chance of surviving a fire or slowing down a fire.
There is no product more resilient to hail metal roofing. Steel shingles and their Class 4 impact rating will often result in lowered homeowner insurance premiums. Steel shingles, either painted or stone coated, also maintain their appearance better than any other roofing product also.
Adds Resale Value
Installing a metal roof adds major resale value to the home. A metal roof is preferred over a different type of roof because a home buyer knows there would be no maintenance necessary before moving into the home.
According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 Billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year. Materials for your metal roof can be completely recycled. After the roof is installed, there is no worry about replacing shingles.
Save on Heating and Cooling
A metal roof is an excellent insulator and saves money on heating and cooling. Compared to an asphalt roof which is a paper based material, a metal roof is a proven to withstand harsh weather like storm, strong sun, and high winds. Metal roofs have a higher solar reflectance and heat dissipation rating than asphalt shingles which directly impacts your heating and cooling costs.
After you’ve decided whether or not you want a metal roof, it’s time to shop around!
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