What Are the Advantages of a Metal Roof?
One of the main advantages of metal roofing is its durability. Metal roofs are able to withstand weather that would cause significant damage to asphalt shingle roofs like hail and strong winds. Metal roofs also typically last much longer, sometimes outlasting shingled roofs by three times as long.
Additional to the longevity and durability that metal roofs offer, they are also a safer option when it comes to fires and lightening as they will not ignite. A metal roof may even save you a bit of money during the warmer months as they reflect, rather than absorb, radiant heat, reducing your cooling costs.
What Types of Metal Roofing Are There?
- Corrugated Metal
- Metal Tile
- Metal Slate
- Standing Seam Metal
The soft pitter-patter of a cool summer rain on a metal roof can be so relaxing and you can rest easy knowing that not only will your roof last, but is more environmentally friendly than asphalt and shingle roofs. While almost all asphalt roof tear-off ends up adding to the billions of pounds of building-related waste produced every year, metal roofs are 100% recyclable, even at the ends of their life.