Published on: Jul 28, 2016 by Jessalin
Your roof is arguably the most important surface in your home. Its purpose is to defend and protect your home against all types of weather be it the sun, rain, and/or snow. Even though it is so important, many people do not think about their roof unless there is a lot of snow on it or it has begun to leak.
A metal roof will cost more up front but there are many benefits to having one installed on your home. While 85% of the residential market in the US chooses shingles for the roof of their home, the climate is changing. More and more people are considering metal for their next roof and here are some reasons why:
A metal roof will last 40-70 years, depending on the type of metal you choose as well as if it has been properly maintained throughout its life.
A metal roof can take on the worst weather. It will hold up with sustained wind gusts of 140MPH (which is considered winds of a major Category 4 hurricane) A metal roof will not crack or corrode in normal conditions if it is maintained properly. In areas where you are near an ocean, the salt may deteriorate the metal but as long as it is being maintained, should last a very long time. Depending on which type of metal you choose, it may be impact resistant as well. Metal roofs do not require periodic maintenance but it should be inspected (as with all roof systems). Bonus… some insurance companies will offer home buyers up to a 30% reduction in premiums for weather-resistant metal roofs.
The low weight of the metal (in comparison to other roofing materials)
Will help preserve the structural integrity of your home as well as the home’s lifespan.
A metal roof will not spark or ignite during a fire, wildfire, or lightning strike, making your family a bit safer should one of those scenarios take place.
Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which in turn will reduce cooling costs. There may also be some tax credits available to the homeowner/business owner to take advantage of.
Metal roof systems are made up of 25%-95% recycled content. At the end of the roof’s lifespan, the material is 100% recyclable.
With any roofing material, there will be maintenance involved. Metal roofs require less maintenance than a shingled or slate roof.
With metal roofs on the rise, you can now get a metal roof system in any color finish with special paint coatings available to you. If you would like more information on a metal roof or a free quote, please contact us.
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