You’re tired of spending countless hours trying to maintain your old roof. Between loose shingles, dripping ceilings, and mildew growth, you’re not sure where to turn. However, it’s probably safe to say that your home needs a new roof!
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Save your home now by replacing that old and worn-out roof. But don’t just settle for any kind of roof.
Consider investing in a new metal roof! Metal roofs are built to last a lifetime and are a great roof option.
Continue reading below for all the benefits of metal roofing installation.
1. Fire Resistance
If you live in an especially dry area, then a metal roof’s resistance to fire is an optimal benefit for you. But even if you don’t live in a neighborhood prone to fires, it’s still beneficial to have a roof that won’t catch fire under electric problems, lightning, or any other reasons for a possible fire.
If you’re worried that the metal might attract lightning, this is a worry that’s easily taken care of by grounding with a lightning rod. Metal roofs are noncombustible, meaning that most of them have a Class A fire rating.
Although it might seem just the opposite, metal roofs are a much lighter roof material compared to others. And because they’re so lightweight, contractors are able to install the roof safely with fewer support beams when working on new construction. Most metal roof varieties are between 50-150 pounds per 100 square feet.
This is compared to other roofing materials that range anywhere from 750-900 pounds per 100 square feet. This makes the installation process much easier to complete.
Metal roofs are made durable and will last around 2 to 3 times longer than your asphalt shingles will. Metal roofs last decades and because of this, they normally come with a pretty nice warranty. When you purchase your metal roof, chances are it’ll be the last roof you ever have to buy.
While the initial cost of a metal roof is much greater than that of its alternative options, you can see why it’s an investment worth making. It’ll require little maintenance from you over the years, meaning you won’t have to put in as much time taking care of it or repairing it.
4. Weather Resistance
The metal roof’s interlocking sheets are able to withstand some of the most severe weather conditions. Metal roofs put up a great fight against heavy wind gusts, heavy rains, and heavy snowstorms. Water is simply unable to penetrate through the roof to cause damage to your home.
And all those worries of weather-related damages that your asphalt roof might suffer from being flushed down the drain!
5. Energy Efficient
The metal surface of the roof actually reflects the sun’s heat rather than absorb it. This is extremely beneficial to those living in warm climates, where you have high amounts of sun all year long. But even for those who do not live in such climates, you’ll still see the savings during the summer months when the sun does come out.
The cool metal roofing ultimately reduces a home’s long-term energy use. With the metal reflecting the heat off your home, you’re looking to save around 40% or more in energy costs.
6. Installation Speed
When metal roofs are installed, they come in large sections or panels. This makes installing the roof simpler and quicker than when installing asphalt shingles. The metal sheets, as mentioned previously, are also quite light in weight.
Their lightweight also makes it an easy task to install, as contractors can lift and place the metal sheets onto your home with ease. Additionally, no extra work is needed to prepare the underlying structure before the process starts.
7. Environmentally Friendly
Many metal roofs are made up of recycled materials. This means the purchase of your metal roof is putting you one step closer to saving the environment. And what’s even better about that?
Once your metal roof is no longer in use, even if it’s years and years down the road, it’s 100% recyclable. This is a wonderful benefit that metal roofs have over other roof materials. It’s sustainable and eliminates many landfill issues.
8. Shed of Rain and Snow
Because of the metal’s sleek and solid structure, rain and snow both fall off the roof with ease. The slippery surface makes it nearly impossible for the rain or the snow to build up on top of the roof. With other roofing materials, this is a major issue.
If rainwater and melted snow water form on a roof, mildew and mold begin to grow, shingles break off, and the roof weakens, possibly creating leaks into your home. For metal roofs with a dark finish, melting snow and sliding it right off is even easier because of its ability to heat the snow quickly.
9. Financial Benefits
The financial benefits of a metal roof add up when you take into account all the other benefits that they have to offer.
Once you purchase your metal roof, you won’t have to worry about saving up money for a replacement in the future. You’ll also save money on maintenance and repairs. And although you’ll save money from all these aspects and the fact that your energy savings increase, there’s still one more financial benefit.
Once a metal roof is installed, speak with your insurance company about any available discounts. Some insurance companies provide discounts to homeowners who have installed metal roofs.
Get Started on Your Metal Roofing Installation
You know all the benefits that come along with installing a new metal roof, so get started on your own metal roofing installation today! Contact us online to get your free estimate now.
Stop wasting money and time on repairs. Start saving with a new metal roof for your home!