Considering a new roof? Among the most important factors to evaluate is what type of roofing materials you’d like for your home. Let’s have a look at some of the many benefits of metal roofing.
The right metal roof, properly installed, can be constructed to match nearly every desired roof look and home design. Aesthetic elements can be added to allow for low and steep pitch roofs, and metal roofs that look as though they are made from other materials such as wood, slate, and tile.
Metal roofing requires minimal upkeep and it lasts. Metal roofs also do not degrade as other roofing materials do. A professionally installed and high-quality metal roof will ensure you no longer have sporadic large costs associated with roof repair and maintenance. A McGraw-Hill survey found that 26% of homeowners cited longevity as their main reason for going with metal roofs and 22% cited its strength. A properly installed metal roof typically lasts as long as the house, with an estimated lifespan of 40 to 70 years.
Metal roofing offers a number of important safety benefits. They are low in weight, which helps maintain the overall structural integrity of your home. Fire resistant metal will not burn nearly as easily as other types of roofing materials. Most metal roofs are constructed of interlocking panels, which provide significant wind resistance. In some states, such as Texas, a metal roof can even lower your homeowner’s insurance by 35%.
Asphalt shingle roofing contributes an estimated 20 billion pounds of waste to American landfills every year. By contrast, metal roofs can usually be installed over an existing roof, erasing the cost and environmental effects of the tear-off and disposal of existing roofs. In addition, metal roofs generally contain a minimum of 25% recycled content.
With spring and summer fast approaching, metal roofing can help protect your home’s interior from the outdoor heat and help you keep your air conditioning energy bills down. For instance, the surface temperature of an asphalt roof typically stays within five degrees of the surface temperature of a metal roof. In the airspace below an asphalt roof, the temperature below the roof can rise or fall 15 degrees over or under the outside temperature. However, the temperature below a metal roof does not fluctuate with outside temperature.
Brian Pierce Roofing offers quality metal roofing and professional installation, along with a lifetime workmanship warranty. They truly go above and beyond for your home and business.