Advantages of Metal Roofing over Traditional Asphalt
As we stated above, metal roofs are popular around the globe and are installed in many different locations. For many, they are better than conventional roofing materials because of the following:
- Longevity - If properly installed, metal roofing will last as long as your house lasts. It will seal out water, survive high winds and easily shed snow. Metal is also resistant to fire, mildew, insects and rot. The general lifespan of metal roofs is 40 to 50 years.
- Weight - Compared to the weight of concrete tiles which are much heavier, metal roofing is very lightweight and runs from 50 to 150 pounds per square. Since it’s so lightweight, metal roofs allow you to save on engineering and building the supporting structure.
- Speed & Ease Of Installation - The metal roofing installation usually comes in multiple-shingle sections and does not take longer than a day or two, even when it is a repair or metal roof restoration.
- Heat Conduction - The heat coming from the sun is easily reflected by metal, minimizing the midday heat gain and making your home energy-efficient for air conditioning during the day. As such, metal roofing can be applied over rigid-foam insulation that has very high R-values and ramp up the energy efficiency in your home.
- Maximum Rain/Snow Shedding - Rain and snow are no issue to metal roofs. The material is interlocked and its surface is hard and slippery, which is why it encourages snow melting and slipping.
- Lower Roof Pitch - Most of the metal roofing materials are installed on gently pitched roofs without leaking.
Bottom line, metal roofing is a great choice because it allows you to save on life cycle costs and get a great value on your investment. On top of this, it can be a great option if you want to convert the sun’s energy via solar panels and use it to power your home. The general energy savings of metal roofs are as big as 40% when compared to other types.
Aside from energy efficiency and durability, metal roofing gets you rid of any issues linked with rain and snow. However, if you can’t stand the noise of rain tapping on your roof, then it is definitely not an option for you.
Now is the best time to install a new metal roof and benefit from it for years to come.
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