Considering replacing your property’s old roof with a metal roof? There are a number of benefits to choosing a metal roof to protect your home or business from the elements. Consequently, more people are looking towards the advantages of cool metal roofing because of its energy-efficient features, attractive looks, fire resistance, and longer roof life.
Metal Roof Benefits
Life expectancy of a metal roof
If you’re considering to purchase a home that needs its roof replaced, you might want to consider metal roofing. Assuming your family lives in the house for the years to come, metal roofs can be a great long-term investment for the home. For example, an asphalt roof needs replacing at about 20 to 25 years. However, a metal roof will last for an average of 30 to 50 years.
Roofing for extreme weather conditions:
Because we live in the Pacific Northwest, folks in the Portland and Vancouver metro areas have seen quite a few storms. If your roof has been damaged by wind or rain in a severe storm, you may want to get a metal roof. Because metal panels are strongly interlocked with one another, this material is less unaffected by rainy weather.
Lower energy bills:
When properly installed by a qualified roofer, metal roofs naturally reflect radiant heat around the home to save on energy costs. They also keep your home cooler during the hot summer months. Metal roofs don’t deteriorate over time, so your home will continue to stay insulated and warmer during the winter months.
Metal materials often come in easy-to-install panels, which means installation is generally completed in a short period of time with a professional roofing contractor. If you’re building a new home, you can also save money on the supporting structures and engineering costs because metal roofs are lightweight.
Resistant roofing materials:
You can just about count on a long warranty for any metal roof you choose. Unlike tile roofs, which can easily be damaged in a storm, or asphalt roofs that are susceptible to rot and mildew, metal roofs can withstand a lot more of what Mother Nature throws at you. These roofs are generally unaffected by rot, insects, and mildew. In addition, metals roofs are fire resistant.
Home Insurance savings:
Depending upon the structural materials used to build your home, you may qualify for a discount on home insurance when installing a metal roof. A well-designed home with a metal roof is less likely to be destroyed by fire. Therefore, this strong roofing design can help to protect your personal items, which can reduce insurance premiums.
Choosing Materials for Metal Roof
There is no shortage of choices when it comes to metal roof colors, textures and designs. Metal materials can be made to mimic shingles, tiles, slate designs, and even cedar shake roofing. They also come in an impressive number of color schemes to match or accent brick, rock or wood construction. Metal roofs can be constructed from:
- Steel with durable finishes that provide protection from corrosion and rust. It is one of the most popular metals used in residential construction.
- Lightweight aluminum, which does not rust and is usually painted to improve its appearance.
- Copper is a softer metal, which weathers to a beautiful patina finish.
Considering a metal roof for your home or business? Contact Matrix Roofing for all your roofing repairs, installation, and maintenance needs.