Updated: Feb 18, 2022
Metal roofing has long been a go-to choice for many commercial properties. However, many residential properties are opting to install metal roofs over more traditional types. Why? Although this roofing option can be a bit more expensive, many property owners are recognizing the many advantages of metal roofs.
If you’re not familiar with the many benefits of a metal roof, don’t worry. Our roofing experts have provided this quick overview that details some of the reasons home and business owners are choosing metal roofs for their properties.
Metal Roofs are Extremely Durable
Perhaps the biggest reason property owners choose metal roofing is its durability. While asphalt shingles are a reliable choice for roofing, the latest advances in metal roofing are even more resilient against rain, snow, wind and age. When properly installed and maintained, metal roofs are expected to last between 25-50 years!
Metal Roofs are Lightweight and Easy to Install
When you hear the phrase “metal roof”, you may expect it to be heavy and cumbersome (or look like an old tin roof). The truth is that the latest variations of metal roofing not only look more stylish and attractive, they’re also incredibly lightweight. In fact, most metal roofs weigh less than the more common non-metal roofs.
Thanks to their lightweight construction, metal roofs are typically easier to install than asphalt shingles and other non-metal roofing options. Plus, most metal roofing materials are wider than traditional roofing materials. This means they cover more areas and take less time to install.
Metal Roofs are Energy Efficient
When renovating their homes or business, most owners want to invest in things that not only improve their properties but also help reduce their operating costs and everyday expenses. Metal roofing helps keep properties cooler which lowers monthly cooling costs.
Metal roofing is also excellent at reflecting the sun’s UV rays. By doing so, this decreases the amount of heat in attics and top floors which helps lower electricity bills if you’re using an HVAC system or window AC units.
Metal Roofs Repel Moss, Mildew and Fungus
One of the main reasons the lifespan of more traditional roofing materials is shortened is the harm caused by moss, mildew and fungus growth. Unlike asphalt shingles, metal roofing materials are resistant to the negative effects of moss, mildew and fungus. Plus, metal roofs are less susceptible to damage caused by animals, pests and rodents.
Metal Roofs are Wind and Fire Resistant
While durability is often the main reason many property owners choose metal roofs, fire and wind resistance is usually the next consideration. Most metal roofing materials have interlocking panels or sections that provide greater protection from damaging winds. Plus, most metal roofing materials are labeled Assembly-Rated Class A which means they provide greater fire protection.
Those are just a few of the many benefits of installing a metal roof on your property. Our roofing experts would love to talk to you about your metal roof options and additional advantages of this popular choice. Contact us today to learn more about metal roofing!