Benefits of a metal roofing


Whether you want to replace your existing roofing system or you’re planning to upgrade your home in the near future, chances are you’re yet to hear everything about metal roofing systems. Although metal roofing has been around in the building industry for years, most people have been using wood and asphalt shingles more across the country. Probably they haven’t really looked at the benefits a metal roof can provide.

The Environmental Protection Agency (APA) reports that many homeowners across the United States get frustrated every year with the cycle of roofing repairs common to asphalt shingles. Metal roofing has been slowly gaining popularity slowly due to its numerous benefits. Here are some of the benefits a metal roof will provide:

  1. Extreme Durability

    Well, you may argue that wood and asphalt shingles have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, which seem to a very long time. Do you realize that these materials need frequent and costly maintenance over this period? Furthermore, this lifespan is short considering the number of years your house is supposed to serve you. A metal roofing can last up to 75 years or more. When it comes to maintenance, you can be sure you won’t have to worry about it as you would with wood and asphalt shingles.

  2. Beauty and Versatility

    Aluminum and steel are the most popular and most durable metals used for roofing. We also have tin and zinc being used in the roofing industry. All the different metals used for roofing provide endless style options. They also allow you to paint your roof in nearly any color you can imagine. When it comes to repainting, it’s even simple. Materials such as copper is known to add lasting beauty to your structure. A metal roof has a low weight compared to other roofing materials such as tiles and can help to preserve the structural integrity and life of your home.

  3. Low-Maintenance

    As already indicated, a metal roof will serve almost your entire lifetime. The only maintenance work you might have to worry about a metal roofing system is to keep your gutters clean, clear debris, replace old gaskets and touch up paint. Metal roof is designed to resist corrosion, rust and to be impervious to water.

  4. Fire resistance

    In addition to being extremely resistant to high winds, metal roofing is resistant to corrosion and fire. The construction of a metal roofing also makes the roof virtually impervious to insects and leaks.

  5. Energy efficiency

    Installing a metal roofing system can help you save on your energy costs. In fact, experts say that a metal roof can save you up to forty percent of your total cooling costs as compared to asphalt shingles. Remember a metal roof will be reflecting away sunlight which means the overall temperature of your roof will be lower. A good way to save on your cooling costs during the hot days, right?