Advantages of Metal Roofing
Metal roofing can cost homeowners more than other roofing materials initially, but save them money over time. Unlike asphalt and other materials that require re-roofing, metal roofs can last a lifetime. Metal roofs can also increase the value of buildings and even qualify homeowners in some states for insurance discounts. Metal roofs are cost-efficient over time with durability, an attractive appearance and insulating properties.
Metal roofs are durable and can last a lifetime. Non-metal roofs last only an average of 17 years before requiring serious attention. For example, asphalt roofing must be redone approximately every ten to 20 years. Metal roofing lasts two to three times longer than the alternatives, making it the last roof many homeowners install. In fact, most metal roofing comes with a manufacturer’s warranty guaranteeing the roofing material for 30 to 50 years.
A variety of metal roofing styles are available, so homeowners can select a color, finish and style to complement their home. Metal roofing can look like other roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, slate, or clay tiles. The many options of metal roofing available ensure that homeowners can get the look they want — and enjoy the other benefits of metal roofing.
Regardless of its appearance or coloring, metal roofing can reflect the hot summer sun to keep homes cool. It can also provide insulating properties for homes, keeping them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Metal roofing can help homeowners save money by lowering their energy bills.