Spring is officially here, although the warm weather is slow-coming. In the blink of an eye, though, summer’s radiant heat will be upon us and you’ll be wishing there was an additional way to cool down your home aside from your air conditioning unit.
But what if there was?
Metal roofing has been growing increasingly popular in recent years and it isn’t just because it’s pretty to look at. Metal roofing also comes with a whole slew of benefits including, surprisingly, keeping your home cool during the summer months.
The Benefits of Metal Roofing Materials
From aluminum decking to metal roofs, metals have been making their way into the real estate market in surprising ways. Even more surprising, they do a great job of pulling their own weight.
Compared to convention roofing products which contribute to 20 billion pounds of waste to American landfills every year, metal roofs can be installed over your pre-existing roof and are made of recycled materials that can be recycled again at the end of their lives.
Yet, metal roofs come with more benefits than their “recyclability.” Here are some of the benefits that come from using a metal roof:
- Energy savings. Unlike asphalt shingles, which absorb sunlight, your metal roof will reflect and help keep your home that much cooler during the summer. As a result, you won’t have to turn up the air conditioner in order to find relief. In fact, metal roofs are fairly impervious to harsh weather conditions, which makes them great for the winter as well.
- Greater durability. When wind gusts as high as 140 miles per hour hit your asphalt roof, you might worry your shingles will pull back or get yanked off. But, with metal roofing, you don’t have to worry about high winds or weather conditions corroding or cracking your roof.
- Affordability. Metal roofs may be a bigger investment compared to other roofs, but they’re also the better investment. Compared to asphalt roofs, which last between 12 to 20 years, metal roofs can last between 40 to 70 years.
Whether you’re looking for a new roof to replace your aged roofing or you’re deciding on roofs for a new house, metal roofing provides a number of advantages every homeowner can appreciate. To learn more about roof repairs, gutter repair, or metal roofing, contact Brian Pierce Roofing today.