Metal Roofing Benefits
If you are getting ready to replace your roof, you are probably starting to realize that there are many different roofing materials available and all of them have their pros and cons. Many factors going into choosing the right roofing material for your home, and it is important to do some research before making your final decision. Metal roofing is quickly becoming the material of choice for many homeowners due to its amazing benefits. Not only is it durable and low maintenance, but there are many different styles and colors available for metal roofing materials. Here are the top reasons we recommend that you consider metal roofing for your home.
Metal Roofing is Durable
With proper maintenance, metal roofs can last longer than 50 years! They are strong and nearly impenetrable. Metal roofs won’t rot, dry out, split, peel, curl, or leak like most other roofing materials. Plus, metal roofing has been successfully used for centuries and it is not susceptible to termite or rodent infestation.
Metal roofs offer the best protection against all different types of weather. If you live in an icy or snowy area, metal roofs are great because they protect your home and naturally shed the water so you don’t have to worry about roof leaks or water damage. In dry areas that are at risk of fire, like many parts of San Diego County, metal roofs are fantastic because they are non-combustible and will not catch fire like other roofing materials. They are so strong that metal roofs can even protect your house against tornadoes and hurricane level winds. Also, contrary to popular belief, metal roofs do not increase the likelihood of your home getting struck by lightning.
Reflects the Heat
Another benefit of metal roofing is that it reflects heat from the sun and helps keep your home cool during even the hottest summer days. The less heat that your roof absorbs means the less air conditioning you will need, so you will also save energy and money by going with a metal roof.
The amount of upkeep needed for a properly installed metal roof is pretty limited. Metal roofs can be cleaned with water and are very simple to keep in good shape. Since you don’t have to worry about issues with your shingles rotting, drying out or falling apart, maintenance for a metal roof is limited to clearing leaves, branches or other debris from the roof once or twice a year. As with any roof, you should clean out the gutters each year as well.
Metal roofing is a much more environmentally friendly roofing choice compared to many other options available. Most metal roofing systems are made by recyclable materials so both the install and replacement is sustainable. Due to its heat reflecting abilities, you are able to reduce your energy use by not turning on the air conditioning during the day. Some people save as much as 40% in air conditioning energy costs by installing a reflective metal roof compared to other materials that can increase the air temperature in your home by up to 12 ° F. Metal roofs are also great for installing solar panels if you are interested in taking your home’s energy-efficiency to the next level.
Low Cost Over Time
While metal roofing can be a more expensive option upfront, it actually is a much more cost-effective choice over time. Typical shake or shingle roofs need to be replaced every 15 years or so while metal roofs can last 50 years or more depending on the type of metal you go with. That combined with all the other benefits of metal roofing makes it a great option for anyone considering a new roof.
It is Stylish
There are many different styles of metal roofing available and you can paint them any color you want, so they can go well with pretty much any home style. There are even some types of metal roofing that looks like other roofing materials such as clay, slate, and wood shakes. Metal roofs are also great because you can get them repainted with a different color when you want to spruce up the look of your home, without having to replace your entire roof.
Houses with metal roofs actually have an increased property value of 6% on average. Out of all the roofing materials available, metal roofing provides the biggest return on your investment and the national average cost recouped at resale is 86%! So if you were thinking that metal roofing was only a good option for when you want to stay in your home, you are wrong. Metal roofing can also get you lower home insurance premiums which makes it even more desirable for potential buyers.
As you can see, there are so many benefits to going with metal roofing for your house. Metal roofs provide a lifetime of protection, plenty of energy savings, and are available in a variety of designs and colors to go with any style of home. The benefits are clear regardless of whether you want to stay in your home for years to come or if you are preparing to sell in the near future. If you are getting ready for a new roof and have any questions about the different materials available and what is best for your home, don’t hesitate to reach out! We would love to set up a free consultation with you and help you better understand your roofing options.