Benefits Of A Metal Roof

Metal Roof Benefits

There are many reasons why more people are choosing metal roofs then ever before. It is important to educate yourself when making any home improvement decision. When compared to other options it is easy to see that metal is the best choice. If you would like to find out the difference between metal and other materials such as asphalt click here.

Longevity

When installed by an experienced and trusted contractor, a metal roof should last as long as the house, sealing out water, surviving high winds, and easily shedding snow. Metal roofs are resistant to fire, mildew, insects and rot.  Additionaly most paint is warrantied for a minimum of 30 years, meaning your roof will look good for years.

Weight

Metal roofing is light weight and depending on product generally weighs between 50-150 pounds a square.  This ads less stress on your home when compared to tile and asphalt.  Metal Roofs can be installed over an existing roof without the need for tear off or additional structural support.

Energy Savings

Metal roofing products reflect heat effectively to reduce cooling loads in the summer and insulate homes during the winter. In many cases this can help substantially to lower energy bills. The secret to metal roofing’s energy savings is in finish. A highly reflective and highly emissive painted or granular-coated metal can reduce energy consumption and can actually re-emit up to 90% of absorbed solar radiation.

Weather Protection

Metal roofing is the most durable choice in extreme weather. That's the main reason twice as many homeowners have chosen metal over other roofing materials, like asphalt shingle, in the last 5 years.


An asphalt roof starts to deteriorate as soon as it goes on. Normal weather -- snow, rain, and the sun's ultraviolet rays -- mean you'll likely have to re-roof every 5 to 15 years.

 

On the other hand, a metal roof can withstand decades of abuse from extreme weather conditions such as hail, wildfires, and winds up to 140 mph.According to FEMA 75% of all U.S. homes are in areas that experience severe weather -- hail, earthquakes, flooding, or hurricanes. So no matter where you live a metal roof is a smart choice

Value

Metal roofs offers a better ROI (in terms of value of your initial investment) than any other remodeling upgrade. This is important to maximize your home’s value and curb appeal. If you decide to sell your home, up to 95% of your investment can be recouped.

Quick Facts

  • Cost for a metal roof ranges from 400-800 per square based on materials used.

  • Metal Roofs can be installed in the winter.

  • Metal roofs come in two general styles – vertical panels and interlocking shingles.

  • Standing Seam is the most popular style of metal roof among homeowners

  • In terms of performance, there is no difference between standing seam and metal shingles.

  • If a metal roof is properly installed, you will not have to install another roof on your home or building again.

  • Metal Roofs have a very low life cycle cost. You may pay more upfront but you will save by not having to replace your roof every 10-15 years.

  • Metal Roofs offer the best protection against protection against water, snow, and ice dams. Metal roofs will never catch on fire.

  • Metal Roofs will protect your house against hurricane level winds.

  • Generally metal roofs require no or minimal maintenance.

  • A metal roof can help save as much as 25% of your annual home energy bill.

  • Metal roofing is the only TRULY green material in the roofing industry. They are 100% recyclable.

  • A metal roof is a huge selling point to potential buyers.

  • The noise of rain hitting a metal roof is undetectable to the human ear when compared to asphalt shingles.