The metal roofing has gained popularity among homeowners due to the numerous benefits it offers.
Here are the 5 advantages of having a metal roof-
Wood and asphalt shingles have always been a popular choice for roofing needs but they are pale in comparison to the advantages of having a metal roof. A metal roof is unmatched in durability, longevity, and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, it is eco-friendly too.
Extremely durable and long-lasting
When compared to asphalt, a metal roof offers more durability and can last longer. In fact, as a homeowner, you may not have to think about re-roofing again. The metal roofs can last 2-3 times longer than the asphalt roofs, which means a lifespan of 50-60 years. By using high-end metal roofs such as; aluminum shingles and field-locked standing seam your roof will become long-lasting. Metals such as copper or zing have even a bigger lifespan.
Not only the metal roofs last longer but they have a minimal upkeep requirement. The only thing that you will have to do is to clean the debris, gutters, touch up paint, and changing of old gaskets. Resealing would be required only after 20 years or so. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about corrosion or rust under normal circumstances since the metal roofs have been designed to be water-resistant and are good at drying out. However, if your gutters are choked with debris or the roof per se has accumulated debris than there are chances that water can pool up and cause damage over a period of time.
Fungus and moss proof
Unlike asphalt or wooden roofs, the metal roof is not affected by the growth of mildew, moss, and fungus. Growth of fungus or moss can shorten the lifespan of the roof, therefore by installing a metal roof you can rest assured that you won’t have to go through any such trouble. Besides that, a metal roof is safe if you have rodents, pests, raccoons, and wild animals around your area.
Good for all seasons and climates
Your home will remain cool during the summer season if you have a metal roof. In cold season, ice dams are a typical problem faced by many homeowners, however, if you have a metal roof it can prevent snow and ice from accumulating. This is because the metal roofs are coated with a special coating that prevents the snow from accumulating. Instead, most of the snow will fall off before it freezes.
Metal roofs also help make your home more energy-efficient and greener. A well-insulated house with a metal roof can help in reducing heat loss during the winter season.
Versatility and curb appeal
Metal roofs are mostly made up of copper, zinc, tin, steel, and aluminum. Furthermore, there are endless styling options for metal roofs. However, copper roofs are the most expensive whereas steel and aluminum are the most commonly used roofing materials. Tiles and shakes come in a wide variety of textures and shapes and can mimic a wooden roof in appearance. Also, you can get a metal roof painted in any color and re-painting is also simple.
Now that you know the top 5 advantages of having a metal roof think how it may to resolve any issues that you may be facing with your current roof.
To know more about metal roof installation and maintenance, feel free to contact our roofing experts.