Advantages of a Metal Roof
Recently metal roofing is becoming a popular roofing system in both commercial and residential buildings. They have proven themselves to be one of the superior roofs when compared to its counterparts. If you are considering a new roof for your residential home or commercial property, consider these important advantages to going with a metal roof.
Metal roofs can last up to 2 or 3 times longer than non-metal roofs. A steel metal roof can last up to 50 years versus an asphalt roof that can last up to 25 years. Certain metals like copper, stainless steel, or zinc can last up to 100 years. The strength of metals allows for a longer lifespan.
Metal roofs weigh less than you would expect. Although it is lighter in weight, a metal roof is still stronger than your typical roof. Lighter weight prevents your roof from sagging over time. In addition, roofers can install or repair metal roofs easier and quicker.
Metal roofs cost more money upfront, however they do not require you to pay for consistent repairs later. Considering the lifespan of metal roofs versus asphalt roofs, the longevity of a metal roof will allow you to possibly avoid future roofing expenses. A professionally installed metal roof may be the last roof you ever pay for. With asphalt shingles, you will have to pay for repairs and eventually get a new roof. In addition, the prices of standard roofing material and roofing labor has steadily increased. Therefore, when it comes time for a reroof or repair, the prices might be double what it would cost now. Instead, if you invested into a metal roof today, you could avoid the hassle of getting a new roof at increased prices.
A metal roof is one of the strongest roofing systems. The strength of metals allows for the roof to resist any weather condition. Metal roofs can fight to protect you against winds up to 140 mph, hailstorms and hurricanes.
Metals roofs do not require a lot of maintenance. Standard seam roofing needs very little maintenance, although, you will need to do a little maintenance to make sure it is clean, and nothing is damaged.
There are many stylish selections and choices available when it comes to metal roofs. They have become a popular roof for custom homes and high end buildings due to the curb appeal that it adds. You can choose between materials such as galvanized steel, copper, zinc, tin, or aluminum. The choices are endless and are available in many finishes, colors and shapes. Contact your local roofing company to learn more about the various options to choose from when selecting a beautiful metal roof.
You would think that metal roofs would absorb heat but that is not true. Instead of absorbing heat from the sun, the metal will reflect sunrays away from your roof keeping heat out of your attic. Also, special coating can be added to your roof to increase the roofs’ ability to reflect sun rays. As a result, your home will naturally be cooler in the summer and your HVAC system will not have to work as hard to keep your home cool. Metal roofs can save you money on your electric bill. Residents of southern states with hot summers like Texas would benefit from the roofs ability to reflect sun rays and save energy.
Metal roofs are eco-friendly in multiple ways. First, metal roofs help reduce the usage of energy because of its ability to reflect heat away from your home. Second, metals can be reused for other roofing materials. Metal roofs do not deteriorate like asphalt shingles over time so when roofers remove metal, it is more likely reusable. By the end of asphalt shingles lifespan, they will be severely damaged and less likely recycled for further use. Majority of disposed asphalt shingles end up in a landfill. Metals are 100%recyclable. Finally, some metal roofs are already made from recycled materials. For example, most aluminum roofs are made from recycled materials such as aluminum cans.
Depending on how long and hot the fire is, metal roofs can withstand extremely hot temperatures without becoming destroyed. If a home nearby is on fire, a metal roof is the best defense against jumping flames. These roofs are greatly beneficial to people that live in areas with wildfires, because they offer the best protection against external fires.
In conclusion, there are many advantages to metal roofs that make them a superior roofing system. Investing in a metal roofing system is a great decision that will prove to be valuable to you and your home or business. Here at Corey Construction, we offer metal roofing for both commercial and residential customers. If you are located in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Atlanta, Denver, Nashville or the surrounding areas, contact us at 855-752-6739 for more information and a quote.