Your home may be the biggest investment you’ll make in your lifetime, and that’s a heck of a good reason to make sure the roof on your home creates a protective and long-lasting shield over it.
When you shield your home with metal roofing you can rest assured that you picked a durable and long-lasting roofing material. A roofing material that will last for generations and look great through all those generations.
The Metal Roofing Advantage
The many advantages of metal roofing:
- Long Lasting Durability: Metal roofing has a great track record for resisting the elements, including hail and wind. Metal roofs on average will last up to 3 times as long as an asphalt roof.
- Less Weight: Metal roofing weighs much less than an asphalt shingles, as much as 50% less and nearly 25% less compared to a tiled roof.
- Look Great: Metal roofing comes in dozens of colors to compliment the color of your home and its style. There are also many different textures available.
- Less Maintenance: When you shield your home with a quality metal roof you can leave thoughts about maintenance behind, because they require little to no maintenance.
- Energy Savings: Metal roofs chase away more of the sun’s rays than an asphalt roof. Additionally metal roofing can be coated to increase its energy savings properties.
A Few Metal Roofing Disadvantages
Even the best metal roofs have a few disadvantages you’ll want to talk about with your roofing contractor before moving ahead. But unless they invent home force fields soon, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better alternative than a metal roof.
- Noise: If you don’t have a solid roof deck underneath a metal roof can produce louder sounds than an asphalt or slate roof, this is especially true if your home is directly under a bunch of oak trees dropping their acorns. If your roof is not directly under falling acorns and has a solid roof deck underneath you worries will fade away. Talk with your roofing contractor to get the whole scoop on noise.
- Cost: The initial cost of metal roofing is more than an asphalt roof but because metals life expectancy is so much longer than asphalt in the end you’ll pay less. Talk to your contract for more info.
- Falling Snow: A properly installed metal roof with snow guards can alleviate the sliding of snow. Again, talk with a reputable roofing contractor.