Do you plan to replace your roof or choosing a roofing material for your new home? There are many factors to consider. Whether it’s determining how the weather in your area will affect your roof or considering how long the roof is likely to last, weighing various roofing options can be a complex process. Metal roofing is becoming more popular across the United States and other continents. Here are the benefits of metal roofing.
Low maintenance costs
According to a recent study, the maintenance costs associated with metal roofs are significantly lower than all other roofing materials. In fact, metal roofing has a long history dating back to the 1800s. The durability of metal roofing offers property owners a low ‘annual’ cost option in roof maintenance.
Some metal roofing products carry manufacturer’s warranties lasting from two decades to five decades. But some of these products are designed to be refurbished onsite once their original finish hits its useful life. This is the main reason most property owners around the globe opt for metal roofing. For instance, metal roofing exports to Caribbean and other parts of the world make it possible for anyone to access these roofing materials.
While the initial cost of top quality metal roof is quite high, it’s an investment that pays return over a couple of decades. A metal roof can last for three to over five decades. It requires minimal maintenance. You can paint it (where necessary to increase its durability and aesthetic value of your property).
Resistance to extreme weather
Harsh weather conditions such as hail storms, extreme temperatures, and strong winds can tear, damage, and probably buckle asphalt shingles and other less durable roofing and non-roofing materials. These unbearable weather conditions are the major cause of premature roof replacement. Disruption of home or business activities, high property insurance premiums, collateral damage, and other similar issues are the detriments associated with the weather predicted roof replacement.
Fortunately, a properly installed metal roofing is resistant to these weather conditions.
One of the main reasons metal roofs are very popular is that they are energy efficient and environmentally-friendly. In fact, they can reduce overall home cooling costs by 25%. This is because a metal roof reflects the sun’s radiant heat. Besides, these roofs are partly made of recycled materials and can be recycled if removed. That’s what makes metal roofs environmentally-friendly.
Today’s metal roofing is more sleek and stylish, adding an elegant look to your home. Depending on your preferences, you can choose from a range of materials such as galvanized metal, aluminum, zinc, and copper. Besides, you can pick your desired color from the broad range of color options available. Though some people find the sound of rain on metal roofs, pleasing others find it irritating. You can use a solid sheathing to reduce the noise.
Replacing a roof or installing it for the first time is an important investment. It’s, therefore, important to choose a durable roofing material that adds an architectural value to your property.